San Francisco stabbing claims the life of Cash App's creator

By: Michael Wilson

San Francisco stabbing claims the life of Cash App's creator

April 5, 2023 7:28 AM

Bob Lee, the developer of Cash App and former Square technology chief, died after being stabbed by an unknown assailant.

Bob Lee, the former Square CTO and creator of the Cash App, was stabbed to death in San Francisco in the early hours of Tuesday, April 4 local time.

Bill Barhydt, CEO of crypto wallet business Abra, tweeted on April 5 that Bob Lee "was assassinated in SF early today," citing an April 4 report from local news outlet SFGATE that mentioned→ Lee's death but did not name him.


Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at roughly 2:35 a.m. local time, discovering a "43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds," according to a post→ from the San Francisco Police Department on April 4.

"Officers responded by rendering help and summoning medics to the scene. The person was sent to a nearby hospital with potentially fatal injuries. Despite the efforts of first responders and medical staff, the man died as a result of his injuries."

On the decentralized social networking platform Nostr, Jack Dorsey apparently verified Lee's death. "It's true. I'm getting phone calls. Heartbreaking, "Dorsey's post was screenshotted.


Former UFC fighter Jake Shields tweeted on April 5 that Lee was a "wonderful friend" who was attacked in one of San Francisco's "decent" areas.