Retired Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at the age of 46. He was the man who is credited with reviving downtown Las Vegas. He got injured from the housefire.
The Downtown Las Vegas Casino District gave visual tribute displayed on the Fremont Street Experience light canopy.
Casino Owner Derek Stevens asked the family of Hsieh to lead the tribute. Stevens had three casinos the Golden Gate, D Las Vegas, and Circa Resort.
The downtown Las Vegas has shared their disbelief and condolences for his untimely demise.
He sold an online marketing firm LinkExchange to Microsoft for $265mn in stock. In 1999, he started ShoeSite.com and then renamed it Zappos. Amazon later bought Zappos for a whopping $1.2bn in 2009.
In 2013, he promised $350mn to revive downtown Las Vegas.
He recently retired after 20 years at the helm and purchased in the snow-skiing resort home in the Park City of Utah.
He was injured in a fire at a waterfront home on November 18 in New London.