Virtual celebration happening for Tony Hsieh on Saturday


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A virtual celebration is being held this weekend for the late CEO of Zappo’s Tony Hsieh.

Hsieh died after he was injured in a house fire in November in New London, Conn.

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The celebration is happening at 12:12 p.m. on 12-12-20 and is being described as Hsieh’s “LifeDay.”

The virtual event on will feature a variety show of Las Vegas performers, followed by an online dance party with a pair of Las Vegas DJs.

According to the website, “Tony loved bringing people together and celebrating even life’s smallest moments, so let’s remember Tony in a way we know he’d love. Join us as his entertainment family celebrates with what they do best, because he brought out the best in all of us.”

Hsieh abruptly retired from Zappo’s, which is located in downtown Las Vegas, in August.

He moved to Park City, Utah, and began buying property.

He was visiting Connecticut when a fire started inside of a shed that he was in.

His death was ruled accidental, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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In addition to being the CEO of Zappo’s. Hsieh invested $350 million of his own money in downtown Las Vegas in an attempt to revitalize the area and bring in new business.

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