Former Disney Executive, Dave Hollis, 47, dies out of heart issues

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Jackson, Sawyer, Ford, and Noah Hollis, who would have turned 48 on February 14, are Dave Hollis’ four surviving children. On February 14th, his ex-wife then published a prayer request on Instagram.

More than 300 comments from heartbroken friends and followers have been left on Dave Hollis’ final Instagram post, a picture of his daughter Noah fishing on February 5.
A representative for Hollis’ family confirmed Monday to the Los Angeles Times that the veteran film executive passed away on Saturday night at his home outside of Austin, Texas, after having recently been hospitalized “for some heart difficulties.” Unknown at this time is the precise cause of death.

Author of “Girl, Wash Your Face” and ex-wife of Dave Hollis, Rachel Hollis, said on Tuesday that their family is “devastated” in a statement shared on Instagram. There were four kids born to Dave and Rachel Hollis.

Dave Hollis, 47, dies reportedly out of cardiac arrest

Hollis worked for the Mouse House for 17 years before resigning in 2018 to become the CEO of the women-focused media company Chic Media.

Prior to departing the Mouse House in 2018 to take the helm as CEO of Chic Media, the women’s-focused digital content business that Rachel Hollis launched, Hollis worked for the Mouse House for 17 years. Dave Hollis was elevated by Disney in 2011 to serve as the studio’s head of international distribution. Major franchises including “Star Wars” and “The Avengers” were released under Hollis’ seven-year leadership. I have a completely broken heart. Friend, I adore you. You’ve inspired a lot of people as they’ve watched you handle everything with such a huge heart. When you’re not here, there’ll be a huge void, Jenna Kutcher wrote.

A second person continued, “My heart is breaking for your wonderful children. They may reflect on all the knowledge you imparted to the world and to them in the future”

An additional person said, “My heart is bleeding for your wonderful children. May they reflect on the wisdom you provided to them and the rest of the world in the future and carry on your loving legacy.

In 2018, Dave Hollis resigned from his position as a Disney executive in order to pursue a career with his then-wife, a lifestyle blogger-turned-author known for her self-help books “Girl, Wash Your Face” and “Girl, Stop Apologizing.”
No specific cause of death has yet been given. According to a statement from Hollis’ family, he passed away quietly at home in Austin after recently being admitted for cardiac problems.

Hollis gained notoriety in 2011 when he started serving as Disney’s head of theatrical distribution. He was in charge of huge brands including Star Wars and the Avengers from Marvel Studios, as well as the blockbuster animated film.

Ex-wife Rachel Hollis gained notoriety in 2015 after she posted a swimsuit selfie proudly displaying stretch scars from her pregnancies. The couple went on to produce a podcast and retreats for couples with uplifting themes, and they became well-known online. They established “The Hollis Company” together. The New York Times stated in 2019 that their brand had started a multi-million dollar project. Dave quit The Hollis Company that same year.

Dave Hollis dies at 47
Disney Executive’s Sudden Expiry

Following their breakup, Dave went on to establish himself as a lifestyle expert and author, publishing self-help books. Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Personal Development and Fulfillment and Built Through Courage: Face Your Fears to Live the Life You Were Meant For and the children’s book Here’s to Your Dreams: A Teatime with Noah Book.

On his Instagram page, Hollis has pinned a video and message of inspiration that he shot in September. Hollis has spent a lot of time lately using Instagram and his podcast “Rise Together” to share the life advice and experiences of himself and others.

He titled the message, “Wanna feel better about yourself?”

“There’s no need for you to rise earlier. You don’t have to put in more effort. Nothing further needs to be done. You simply need to keep the promises you’ve made to yourself. It’s straightforward and not always simple, but it’s always the best approach to develop self-respect, pride, dignity, confidence, and, dare I say it, genuine love for oneself. So let’s go.

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