Thind stepped in to break up the fight. He was stabbed and died in hospital.
Just before 2:30 a.m. a fight broke out inside the Cabanna club at 1159 Granville Street, and then spilled onto the street.
Several people have been arrested and homicide investigators are currently trying to piece the evidence together.
Investigators are appealing to any witnesses and anyone who has information about this incident to call detectives at (604) 717-2500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8478.
The investigation is ongoing.
A police spokesperson said that it seems to have been an alcohol-fueled fight.
Thind was until recently a sales consultant at Richmond Chrysler and was featured on their website until Monday (January 29).