mcallister3200
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November 28th, 2020 at 5:48:03 AM permalink
Apparently was injured in a house fire while visiting family in Connecticut. 46 years old. Was responsible for initiating the revitalization of the Fremont East area of downtown.
SOOPOO
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November 28th, 2020 at 6:59:25 AM permalink
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Apparently was injured in a house fire while visiting family in Connecticut. 46 years old. Was responsible for initiating the revitalization of the Fremont East area of downtown.



Sounds fishy. Cause of death not released. I'm sure there is more to the story.....
mcallister3200
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unJon
November 28th, 2020 at 7:13:02 AM permalink
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Yeah, well, thatís just like, your opinion man.
billryan
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November 28th, 2020 at 7:24:41 AM permalink
When I lived in Henderson, several of my neighbors worked for Zappos. While they didn't have much interaction with him, they praised the culture he instituted in Zappos, and he certainly did a lot to clean up Fremont East and the surrounding area.
Rest in Peace. The man was a visionary.
TDVegas
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November 28th, 2020 at 7:46:22 AM permalink
House fire in Connecticut. Apparently this home was bought for his girlfriend and he was visiting. From the looks of it, multiple exits all over. He must have breathed in smoke and got overcome. Tragic. Happened over a week ago.
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/500-Pequot-Ave_New-London_CT_06320_M43599-51915#photo0
rxwine
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November 28th, 2020 at 9:04:32 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Sounds fishy. Cause of death not released. I'm sure there is more to the story.....



Well, fires are sometimes used to cover up evidence. (or try to) Not as guaranteed as some might imagine.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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November 28th, 2020 at 11:46:34 AM permalink
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Yeah, well, thatís just like, your opinion man.

. Obviously. What I post tends to be my opinion. My point is that if someone dies in a fire or as a result of one the cause of death is not usually a mystery.

I know virtually nothing about the man, other than he was a successful CEO (Zappos) and was involved in revitalizing downtown Vegas. But when young ultra wealthy men die.... there is often a surprise back story.
mcallister3200
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November 28th, 2020 at 12:13:29 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

. Obviously. What I post tends to be my opinion. My point is that if someone dies in a fire or as a result of one the cause of death is not usually a mystery.

I know virtually nothing about the man, other than he was a successful CEO (Zappos) and was involved in revitalizing downtown Vegas. But when young ultra wealthy men die.... there is often a surprise back story.



I get it. I also accidentally edited out the "sounds fishy" part when I quoted you. Here's where my response came from.
NSFW two F words.

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November 28th, 2020 at 12:41:57 PM permalink
I don't want to get into any suspicious deaths conspiracies. When I read the new of Mr. Hsieh's passing this morning, my first thought was that's a shame. He seemed like a good guy. I have never read a negative word about him. He gave back to the community, privately helped a lot of people. You can't drive more than a mile on any highway running through Vegas without seeing a sign that Zappo's has adopted that highway for litter control.

But as I have thought about and read a little more, this is going to be a big loss and really hurt Las Vegas as far as the Downtown Revitalization Project. Progress has been slow, but you did see it happening. I mean he is the sole source of funding for that project. Does it just dry up now?
rxwine
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November 28th, 2020 at 1:19:53 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

. I mean he is the sole source of funding for that project. Does it just dry up now?



I'd be surprised if he had any will at all.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?

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