Former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, Dies at Age 46

Pioneering ecommerce star helped revitalize Las Vegas, his adopted hometown

Tony Hsieh, who died at age 46, was an ecommerce pioneer. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for CinemaCon

For all of the deserved plaudits for building a paradigm-changing ecommerce giant in Zappos, Tony Hsieh had a profound presence in his adopted hometown, Las Vegas. The former CEO, who died Friday from injuries suffered in a Connecticut house fire at age 46, was a champion of the city’s downtown area, that he worked to revitalize. 

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@zanger doug.zanger@adweek.com Doug Zanger is a senior editor, agencies at Adweek, focusing on creativity and agencies.