Hsieh, 46, died from injuries sustained in a house fire that occurred in Connecticut while he was visiting family, according to Fazio.
“Tony’s kindness and generosity touched the lives of everyone around him, and forever brightened the world,” said a statement from his family that was shared with CNN by Fazio.
His mantra: delivering happiness, his family says.
“Instead of mourning his transition, we ask you to join us in celebrating his life,” their statement added.
Hsieh was well known for his leadership of online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos. He had recently retired after spending 20 years with the company, Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande wrote in a statement Friday.
“The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being,” Deshpande wrote. “We recognize that not only have we lost our inspiring former leader, but many of you have also lost a mentor and a friend.”
“Kathy and I send our love and condolences to Tony’s family and friends during this difficult time,” he wrote.
Las Vegas Councilman Cedric Crear said he was “saddened” to hear the news.
More tributes for Hsieh poured in on social media early Saturday — many from other business leaders and entrepreneurs.