CashApp founder Bob Lee, 43, also known as “Crazy Bob” in the tech world, was stabbed to death in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Lee was visiting San Francisco on a business trip when he was brutally stabbed to death in what many have described as a a “good” area of town.
San Francisco Police officers responded to reports of a stabbing on the 300 block of Main Street in the city’s Rincon Hill at 2:35 am.
The officer found a man suffering from stab wounds before medics were called to the scene.
Lee was rushed to hospital, but tragically succumbed to his injuries.
No arrests have been made and police have not yet released details about a potential suspect.
Tributes have been pouring the in across social media following the news of the horrific death.
Former MMA fighter Jake Shields wrote on Twitter:
“I just found out my good friend was killed last night while walking him in San Francisco,” tweeted former MMA fighter Jake Schields. “He was in the ‘good’ part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack. F*ck San Francisco.”
“I’ve been friends with [Lee] for 15 years,” said TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. “He was one of the best humans I’ve ever met. I’m so glad we were able to spend time together recently. RIP. I hate what San Francisco has become.”
Twitter CEO Elon Musk also gave his condolences, pointing out that many people he knew in the Bay Area have become victims of assault.
“Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately,” he lamented, calling on the city’s DA to do more.