Tony Hsieh, the ex-CEO of Zappos, has died aged 46 due to injuries sustained in a house fire

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Tony Hsieh Hsieh speaks onstage at CinemaCon’s final day luncheon and special presentation.

  • The cause of death was injuries he sustained from a house fire, a spokesperson told TechCrunch.
  • Hsieh led the online shoe and clothing retailer, which he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion.
  • He had recently retired after 20 years with the company.
  • Zappos’ current CEO, Kedar Deshpande, called Hsieh a “tremendous visionary and an incredible human being.”
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Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, has died aged 46. 

The cause of death was injuries he sustained from a house fire, a spokesperson for Hsieh told TechCrunch. He was apparently visiting his family in Connecticut at the time. 

Hsieh led the online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos, which he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion. After 20 years with the company, he recently retired.

Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande wrote in a statement Friday.”The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being,” Deshpande wrote. “We recognize that not only have we lost our inspiring former leader, but many of you have also lost a mentor and a friend.”

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