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Cash App creator dies following stabbing in San Francisco

Bob Lee, the former chief technology officer of Square and creator of Cash App has died following a stabbing in San Fransisco in the early hours of Tuesday, April 4 local time.

Bill Barhydt, the CEO of crypto wallet company Abra, tweeted on April 5 that Bob Lee “was killed in SF early today” sharing an April 4 report from local media outlet SFGATE which reported on Lee’s death but did not name him.

An April 4 post from the San Francisco Police Department explained officers attended to a report of a stabbing at approximately 2:35 am local time, finding a “43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds,” adding:

“Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite efforts by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries.”

Jack Dorsey confirmed the death of Lee on the decentralized social media platform Nostr. “It’s real. Getting calls. Heartbreaking,” a screenshot of Dorsey’s post reads.

Dorsey responding to a post asking if Lee’s death was real. Source: Nostr

Former UFC fighter, Jake Shields, tweeted on April 5 regarding the killing of a “good friend” in one of the “good” neighborhoods of San Fransisco. He later revealed it was Lee, saying he hopes it “will at least bring attention to these problems” as he was “extremely high profile.”

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.