Bob Lee, the founder of Cash App and a major player in the technology space, has been pronounced dead after a fatal stabbing attack in the crime-riddled city of San Francisco, California.
The death of Lee, just 43, was officially confirmed by Josh Goldbard, the CEO of his current employer:
“Our dear friend and colleague, Bob Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 43, survived by a loving family and collection of close friends and collaborators,” Goldbard reportedly told CNN Wednesday.
“Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature. Bob was the genuine article. He was made for the world that is being born right now, he was a child of dreams, and whatever he imagined, no matter how crazy, he made real.”
According to law enforcement, no suspects have been arrested.
“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,” an official police statement reads.
Lee’s brutal death comes as a spike in crime in San Francisco has led far-left Mayor London Breed to beg for federal funding for law enforcement in the city, after failing to garner enough support from local officials to trigger more police overtime funding.
In 2023, homicides are up 20% in the city compared to the same point last year.
Breed ironically ran for mayor on a “Defund the Police” platform, like so many other Democrat leaders in cities now struggling mightily to rein in crime, capitulating to the violent Black Lives Matter mobs of 2020 and 2021.
When she entered office, Breed spearheaded an effort to divert over $120 million in funding from the city’s law enforcement. Now, she can’t manage to muster a portion of that figure from local or federal officials, when her constituents need it most.