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Tony Hsieh, ‘visionary’ behind Zappos shoe retailer, dies aged 46 – The Guardian

The Illinois-born entrepreneur, who helped revitalize downtown Las Vegas, died ‘peacefully’ after being injured in a house fire

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Tony Hsieh, the visionary developer of online shoe retailer Zappos who spearheaded the transformation of downtown Las Vegas in recent years, has died at the age of 46.
According to his lawyer Puoy Premsrirut, Hsieh was injured in a house fire in Connecticut while visiting relatives over Thanksgiving. He died on Friday peacefully and surrounded by family, according to a statement from DTP Companies, the organization he founded in 2012 as an umbrella for the revitalization program.
A DTP spokeswoman,…

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