‘Bob Lee was a Generous Decent Human Being,’ Mourns Abra CEO

  • Bob Lee was stabbed to death on April 4, in San Francisco.
  • Though the SFPD report didn’t mention the victim’s name, Jack Dorsey confirmed that it was Lee.

Bill Barhydt, the co-founder and CEO of the digital cash payment company Abra, shared a Twitter thread on his official page revealing the news of the death of Bob Lee, the creator of Cash App and the ex-CEO of Square. He commented that Lee was a “generous decent human being” and didn’t deserve to be murdered.

On April 5, Barhydt tweeted about the “devastating news,” sharing the local media SFGATE’s report on Lee’s murder:

According to the local media post, “A 43-year-old man from Mill Valley died after being stabbed in San Francisco early Tuesday morning.” At the time of the report, the police department neither revealed any information on the suspects nor arrested anyone.

Significantly, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) reported the murder without revealing the name of the victim. The report read:

San Francisco Police officers from Southern Station responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located a 43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.

In addition, the report stated that though the officers provided medical support to the man and took him to the nearby hospital, “the victim succumbed” to his “life-threatening injuries”.

Subsequently, the popular tweeter Richard posted the incident’s confirmation message by Square CEO Jack Dorsey. Dorsey wrote, on the decentralized social network Nostr, referring to Lee’s murder, that “it’s real”. He added that “Bob was instrumental to Square and Cash App” and that his death is “heartbreaking”.

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