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Dave Hollis, a retired top executive at Disney, who later joined his ex-wife’s media empire, has passed away at the age of 47. Rachel Hollis, who shared four children with him, expressed her devastation in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
She wrote that her heart was too shattered to find words and requested prayers for their children as they tried to cope with this unthinkable loss.
However, Rachel is the author of the best-selling book “Girl, Wash Your Face.” Variety and The Los Angeles Times reports indicate that Hollis had been hospitalized recently due to heart problems.
However, according to Hays County Justice of the Peace Andrew Cable, Hollis was pronounced dead on Sunday afternoon at his abode in Dripping Springs, a metropolis on the outskirts of Austin.
What Was The Cause Of Dave Hollis’s Death?
Cable also mentioned that an autopsy would be conducted to identify the cause of death, as Hollis was young and did not have a significant medical history, having been seen the previous evening.
Hollis had served as Disney’s global distribution president for almost seven years, but he left the position when he realized he was stuck in a corporate routine.
He then decided to assist his ex-partner with their media empire. Initially, he had doubts about venturing into the self-help industry.
In 2018, he mentioned to The Associated Press that he had some skepticism about the personal development industry, but he acknowledged that it had been effective for his partner, so he decided to try it.
The family relocated from Los Angeles to Austin and began creating live streams and podcasts and hosting motivational events. Their podcast, “Rise Together,” concentrated on marriage topics.
Dave Hollis First Book “Get Out of Your Own Way”
Hollis authored his first book, “Get Out of Your Own Way,” several months before he and Rachel revealed their separation in June 2020.
On Instagram, Rachel shared that despite three years of tireless efforts to save their marriage, they ultimately decided that ending their union was the best and most respectful choice.
Hollis authored two additional books, “Built with Courage” in 2021 and a children’s book called “Here’s to Your Dreams” in 2020.
While working at Disney, Hollis was responsible for supervising the distribution of hit movies such as “Black Panther” and films belonging to the “Star Wars” series.
Mel Robbins, a lawyer and media personality, expressed her sorrow on Instagram for the passing of a dear friend who was like a brother to her.
In her post on Tuesday, she reminisced about the joyous times they shared, when they could engage in endless conversations on any topic, and their infectious laughter could fill any room.
Dave Hollis’ Girlfriend
Hollis’ girlfriend, Heidi Powell, expressed her sorrow over his death on social media. She posted pictures of them together and shared that she was deeply saddened and devastated.
She also mentioned that she didn’t know how to move on without a part of his love, which she considered the best love she had ever received. Their love was extraordinary, and she couldn’t believe Hollis was no longer with her.
Rachel Hollis Celebrates Daughter’s Birthday Despite Grief Of Ex-Husband’s Death
Rachel Hollis made her first Instagram post since sharing a statement about her ex-husband’s death. She celebrated her daughter Noah’s sixth birthday with a heartfelt post and a photo of Noah holding heart-shaped sunglasses.
Many people commented on the post that they would be reading Dave Hollis’ children’s book, “Here’s to Your Dreams!” in honor of the occasion.
Dave Hollis, a former Disney executive, passed away on February 11, and his “teatime” series inspired his book with his daughter. Rachel and Dave were wedded for 16 years and had four children together.