Watch: The Mysterious Circumstances Surrounding Tech Titan's Death Getting More Mysterious

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 02 December 2020 05:45

Teh house where ex-CEO Tony Hsieh was fatally injured in fire shows NO damage.

From the outside, the five-bedroom, waterfront home looks as pristine today as it did when it sold for $1.3 million exactly four months ago.

There is no way of telling that this house in New London, Connecticut, overlooking Long Island Sound is where a fire killed Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of online shoe giant Zappos.

'There was very little damage,' a man told DailyMail.com before referring all other inquiries to Hsieh's personal attorney, Puoy Premsirut, who did not immediately respond to a list of questions we put to her.

'She's dealing with everything. We want it all to come from one voice,' the man added. 'We're having a tough day today.'

Hsieh, 46, was surrounded by his family when he died on Friday, nine days after he was airlifted to a hospital burns unit 60 miles away in Bridgeport, Connecticut, following the early morning blaze.

He had initially been taken to Lawrence + Memorial hospital in New London, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation before being transferred in a Lifestar helicopter.

New London Fire Chief Thomas Cursio, who did not return DailyMail.com's calls, has said very little about the tragic incident.

He did however tell the New London paper The Day that firefighters had to 'force entry' inside the home after they were told someone was trapped inside. It is understood Hsieh was in the basement when the fire broke out.

'They removed the victim, started CPR and transported him to the hospital,' added Cursio. In other interviews the chief has said he cannot reveal the cause of the fire because it is still under investigation.

The home is owned by Rachael Brown, a former employee at Las Vegas-based Zappos, who, according to the company website, rose from a temporary phone representative to being a critical member of the management team.

Listed over the summer, the house was described as 'polished' with 'year-round waterfront beach glamour' and 'boasting luxurious interior and exterior spaces.' Realtor Bobbi McBride Doyen pointed out its many 'smart' electronic features.

'The coolness factor, as well as the glimmering water view of the 3rd floor crow's nest bedroom hideaway, is something to be experienced,' the realtor gushed, adding that even the 'epoxied garage floor is worthy of a car dealership showroom with a 'smart' garage door.'

Brown sold her home in Henderson, Nevada, in May for a little over $300,000, records show, and spent $1.3 million on the three-story New London house, which is less than half a mile down the street from playwright Eugene O'Neill's childhood home.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal called Brown 'one of Hsieh's closest confidantes'. It added that she is a well-known cellist in the city's arts circles.

She was part of the Vegas Golden Strings lineup that backed Imagine Dragons on Whatever It Takes before Game 2 of the NHL Final in 2018.

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