About two weeks earlier than Zappos.com Inc. co-founder Tony Hsieh died from accidents in a November home fireplace, one in every of his closest mates in Las Vegas received a telephone name.
“Tony is in hassle,” the caller advised Philip Plastina, the founding father of an digital dance music group that often carried out at Mr. Hsieh’s events and stay occasions over the previous decade.
Due to the pandemic, Mr. Plastina hadn’t seen Mr. Hsieh for the reason that lauded tech government relocated from Las Vegas to Park Metropolis, Utah, earlier this yr. The caller requested Mr. Plastina to go to Park Metropolis instantly in hopes he may assist pull Mr. Hsieh out of what the caller described as escapist tendencies, together with growing drug and alcohol abuse.
Mr. Plastina mentioned he texted two telephone numbers he had for Mr. Hsieh and despatched a number of emails however acquired no response. Mr. Plastina by no means reached his buddy.
Mr. Hsieh, 46 years previous, died on Nov. 27, 9 days after firefighters have been known as to a house in New London, Conn., the place he was staying. The Connecticut medical expert has ruled the death an accident. The fireplace division is investigating the hearth’s trigger.