Zappo’s founder Tony Hseih had no will when he died of a smoke inhalation in a Connecticut house fire, according to a report.
The family of the former CEO of the shoe e-tailer filed court files in Las Vegas on Wednesday asking a judge to appoint his father and brother as special administrators for his property, 8 News Now Las Vegas reported.
“The co-applicants are unaware of the existence of a fully executed estate plan and have a good faith belief that the deceased died in the gut,” the court records say.
The family said they needed access to Hsieh’s financial and social media accounts and to connect with his lawyers.
Hsieh’s closest relative is listed as his parents and two brothers.
The 46-year-old businessman who lived in Vegas died Friday after being dragged unconscious from a shed that was on fire in a house in New London, Connecticut on November 18.
His death was classified as an accident due to complications from smoke inhalation.
Hsieh, who led the Zappos empire for 20 years before retiring as CEO in August, bought the house at 500 Pequot Avenue in August for $ 1.3 million for a woman named Rachael Brown, according to Fox 61.
Brown, a native of Connecticut, is said to have been Hsieh’s girlfriend and is a well-known cellist, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.
A death certificate with the family record states that Hsieh died on Friday at 5 a.m. and lists his job as an entrepreneur and urban developer.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.