Tony Hsieh has tragically died aged just 46.

Hsieh was the former chief executive of Zappos who pumped a fortune into downtown Las Vegas and became the face of its revitalization.

Our thoughts go out to Hsieh's family and friends during this hard time.

Keep scrolling to learn more about his life and death.

Tony Hsieh has died.

Heartbreaking news emerged earlier today. Tony Hsieh has tragically passed away.

Tony Hsieh was the former chief executive of Zappos.

Zappos was acquired by Amazon in 2009, in a deal believed to be over 1.2 billion dollars.

And Zappos almost never came to be.

Nick Swinmurn initially approached Hsieh with the idea for Zappos and Hsieh came close to deleting his voicemail.

But that all changed with Swinmurn said:

Footwear in the US is a $40 billion market, and 5% of that was already being sold by paper mail order catalog.

And Hsieh decided to invest.

Shortly afterwards Hsieh became the CEO of the company, starting with $1.6 million in 2000.

By 2009, the company was worth over $1 billion.

And much of that was down to Hsieh great brain for business and his vision.

But not only that.

Hseih also pumped a fortune into downtown Las Vegas and became the face of its revitalization.

Zappos confirmed the news of his death.

His company, the clothing brand, Zappos, released a lengthy statement confirming his death.

"It is with very heavy hearts that we are sharing some very sad news with all of you, as we have learned that Tony passed away earlier today."

Though Tony retired this past summer, we know what a tremendous impact he has had on both Zappos and on Zapponians, as he has dedicated the past 20 years focusing on the success of both the company and our employees.

"The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being."

We recognize that not only have we lost our inspiring former leader, but many of you have also lost a mentor and a friend.

The statement went on.

Tony played such an integral part in helping create the thriving Zappos business we have today, along with his passion for helping to support and drive our company culture.

"Tony’s kindness and generosity touched the lives of everyone around him, as his mantra was of “Delivering Happiness" to others."

His spirit will forever be a part of Zappos, and we will continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he was so passionate about.

"We will be working on ways to celebrate Tony’s extraordinary life in the coming days."

It's clear Tony had a huge impact on countless people.

Tributes have also been pouring in.

The Governor of Nevada, Governor Sisolak, wrote:
Tony Hsieh played a pivotal role in helping transform Downtown Las Vegas. Kathy and I send our love and condolences to Tony’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Alfred Lin, who worked with Hsieh in the past, also wrote:

Today is a sad day! The world lost a pioneer of company culture, the shoe industry, Downtown LV, web advertising, and also a gentle soul who gave a part of himself to countless people. We'll remember Tony for that and the happiness he brought to so many people. RIP Tony Hsieh.

His cause of death has also been reported.

Hsieh died after being injured in a house fire.

More specifically:

Puoy Premsrirut, a lawyer for Hsieh, confirmed to the Review-Journal that he died “due to complications from injuries sustained in a house fire."

He was visiting family at the time of his death.

Hsieh was visiting family in Connecticut for Thanksgiving at the time of his death.

Hsieh was only 46 years old.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this hard time.

So tragic.

Rest in peace.