On Wednesday, friends and former colleagues in the IT industry grieved the murder of Cash App inventor Bob Lee, who was reportedly stabbed to death in an apparent random assault on the streets of San Francisco.
Lee, 43, was assassinated in San Francisco early Tuesday morning, and his assailant has yet to be identified or captured.
Following the incident, Twitter CEO Elon Musk described the crime situation in San Francisco as “horrific.”
Musk then asked the San Francisco district attorney what she was doing to reduce violent crime rates.
Prior to his present position, Lee was the CTO of Square and the founder of CashApp. He has also previously worked at Google.
Lee was most recently the chief product officer of crypto startup MobileCoin, and his death was verified by the company’s CEO, Joshua Goldbard.
After confirming the murder on social media, Cash App’s parent business, Jack Dorsey, also extended his sorrow.
After Lee’s passing, a number of prominent tech Leaders expressed their condolences. Lee was the proud parent of two young ladies.