Transcript for New details after Zappos millionaire died in house fire
We turn now to the mystery surrounding the death of zappos tycoon Tony Hsieh who died more than a week after first responders pulled him from a house fire. Many unanswered questions and an investigation is under way and Eva pilgrim has the details. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, George. This morning we are learning more about that fire. But these new details creating more questions than answers. This morning, questions swirling in the mysterious Dea of billionaire former zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. The 46-year-old died on Friday from injuries sustained in a house fire while visiting family in Connecticut. Reporting fire in the building. Reporter: The fire happened more than a week before in the early morning hours in November 18th. According to police, Hsieh was locked inside a storage area at the back of the area when firefighters arrived. First responders initially radioing someone was barricaded The male is barricaded. He's not answering the door. Everyone else is outside the house and trying to get him to open up. Reporter: Minutes later radioing the person was trapped. We had a report of a person trapped, make sure paramedics respond. Reporter: He was rushed to the hospital before being transferred to a burn center attributing his death to smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Hsieh was known as the most unconventional boss in America. Hello. Reporter: Living in a 240-square-foot trail weather his pet alpaca, Marley blocks away from zappos' headquarters. You are different than your typical billionaire CEO. I care a lot more about experiences than stuff. Reporter: His unique business sense on display. In 2009 the Harvard grad sold the online retailer to Amazon for $1.2 billion but remained on as CEO until this past August. Amazon's Jeff bezos paying tribute to him writing, your curiosity, vision and relentless focus on customers leave an indelible mark. Friends say one goal drove him. Whether selling shoes, rebuilding a city, tiny houses, he was always following this obsessive thread of making other people happy. Reporter: His family releasing a statement overnight telling us, we are deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and respect shown in the wake of Tony's passing. We hope to carry on his legacy by spreading the tenets he lived by, finding joy through meaningful life experiences, inspiring and helping others and most of all delivering happiness, Michael. He definitely left his mark, thank you so much.
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