LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tony Hsieh’s family released a statement on Thursday saying in part they are grateful for the outpouring of love and respect after the former Zappos CEO passed last week.
The entire family statement is below:
"The Hsieh family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and respect shown in the wake of Tony’s passing. It is clear to the family that he had a profound impact on countless people all over the world. He was a forward thinker with a zeal for bringing joy to others, and bridged communities and people from all walks of life. He valued experiences and relationships over material wealth, and always chose kindness.
Tony was extremely accomplished in both his personal and professional lives, his parents are most proud of how he turned out as a human being. He had true compassion and an endless desire to elevate everyone around him. He would often refer to himself as the caboose, because everyone else came first.
The Hsieh family hopes to carry on Tony’s legacy by spreading the tenets he lived by – finding joy through meaningful life experience, inspiring and helping others, and most of all, delivering happiness."
Hsieh died on Nov. 27 as a result of injuries he received in a Connecticut house fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Wednesday, documents were also filed in Clark County's District Court on behalf of the Hsieh's family in the matter of Tony Hsieh's estate and a Clark County judge awarded Tony Hsieh's father and brother administrative duties to begin the process of sorting out his estate.