Tony Hsieh, former CEO of Zappos – the famous shoes online retailer – passed away at the age of 46. According to AP, he was died at home with no further notice about how he died.
The former operator of Zappos were reported that he died on Friday at his house. DTP Companies, which were founded by him, announced his death earlier than any media outlets. Hsieh passed away and left his family members and his colleagues such a shock.
“Tony’s kindness and generosity touched the lives of everyone around him, and forever brightened the world,” DTP Companies wrote in a statement. “Delivering happiness was always his mantra, so instead of mourning his transition, we ask you to join us in celebrating his life.” DTP companies described their founder as someone who possessed a good visionary and incredible characteristics.
Hsieh was the former graduate of Harvard University, where other entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates have also studied at. The graduate of Harvard then joined an online retailer named shoe site before developing it into a huge brand like Zappos. He sold Zappos to Amazon with the price tag of $1,2 billion in 2009 but remained to be the CEO until his retirement.
Governor of Las Vegas, Steve Sisolak, also felt sorry for Hsieh death. “Tony Hsieh played a pivotal role in helping transform Downtown Las Vegas,” he wrote. “Kathy and I send our love and condolences to Tony’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
Tony Hawk, an entrepreneur who has learned something from Hsieh, also proposed his missing to the former CEO of Zappos. “Tony Hsieh was a visionary. He was generous with his time and willing to share his invaluable expertise with anyone,” he wrote.
The year of 2020 so far was a year of so many goodbyes. Just only 3 days ago, the whole world has said good bye to Diego Maradona “Golden Boy” of the Argentine soccer. Now we are all here to say farewell to Tony Hsieh, an amazing entrepreneur.