The previous CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, dies on the age of 46

2/2

© Reuters. Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, speaks during the Wall Street Journal Digital Live (WSJDLive) conference at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California

2/2

(Reuters) – Tony Hsieh, former managing director and founder of online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos, died on Friday, the company said in a statement.

The Las Vegas, Nevada-based company made no mention of the cause of death, but TechCrunch reported https://tcrn.ch/3mgA9CN, citing a Hsieh spokesman, that he died of a Connecticut house fire.

In honor of Hsieh, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said in a post on Twitter: "Tony Hsieh was instrumental in transforming downtown Las Vegas."

Hsieh retired last summer after spending 20 years with the company, Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande said in a statement. https: //

"The world has lost an enormous visionary and an incredible person," Deshpande said.

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ :), which bought Zappos in 2009 for $ 1.2 billion, said: "We are deeply saddened to hear of Tony Hsieh's untimely death, and our thoughts go with his family and friends. Tony was a visionary leader and innovator who will be greatly missed. "

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the information contained on this website is not necessarily real-time or accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indices, futures) and forex prices are not provided by exchanges, but by market makers. As a result, prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price. This means that the prices are indicative and not suitable for trading purposes. Therefore, Fusion Media is not responsible for any trading loss you may incur as a result of using this information.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media assumes no liability for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information contained on this website, such as data, offers, charts and buy / sell signals. Please be fully informed about the risks and costs associated with trading in the financial markets. This is one of the riskiest forms of investment possible.

Comments are closed.