Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died. News 3 confirmed that the 46-year-old died peacefully while surrounded by his family members. The direct cause of his death is currently unclear.
It is with very heavy hearts that we are sharing some very sad news, as we have learned that Tony passed away earlier today (11-27-20). The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being. We recognize that...https://t.co/RUMNOFrItZ pic.twitter.com/NSAFGW8p4L
— Zappos.com (@Zappos) November 28, 2020
Zappos' Twitter page shared a message sending their condolences after Hsieh's passing, tweeting that "the world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being."
Many others also took to Twitter to honor the former CEO, heralding Hsieh for all he did in his trailblazing efforts to reinvigorate downtown Las Vegas. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang shared his thoughts on how many people Hsieh touched and the legacy he left behind.
I am stunned. Tony Hsieh touched so many lives and inspired so many entrepreneurs. His impact and legacy will go on and on. I met his family in Las Vegas - and am thinking of them today. RIP Tony. You will be missed. 🙏 #Deliveringhappiness https://t.co/jkUETTHyDA
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) November 28, 2020
Zappos was founded on July 12, 1999, as a clothing and sneaker retail space and would eventually blossom to become a leading influence on the culture. The company would go on to be sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion.