Fazio said 46-year-old Hsieh died from injuries in a home fire in Connecticut.
“Tony’s kindness and generosity has touched everyone’s lives around him and explored the world forever,” his family said in a statement Fazio shared with CNN.
His mantra: it brings happiness, says his family.
“Instead of mourning his transition, we ask you to join us in celebrating his life,” their statement added.
Hsieh was well known for leading Zappos online shoe and clothing retailer. He recently retired after spending 20 years with the company, Kedar Deshpande, CEO of Zappos, wrote in a statement on Friday.
“The world has lost a mighty seer and an incredible man,” Deshpande wrote. “We note that not only have we lost our former inspiring leader, but many of you have lost mentors and friends as well.”
“Kathy and I are sending our love and condolences to Tony’s family and friends during this difficult time,” he wrote.
Las Vegas MP Cedric Crear said he was “sad” to hear the news.
Before Saturday, there was more respect for Hsieh on social media – from many other business leaders and entrepreneurs.