Former Disney executive Dave Hollis, the studio’s head of international distribution, is believed to have passed away on Saturday, February 11, at his home in Austin. Although his family has not officially announced his cause of death, it is believed that the 47-year-old was hospitalized with heart problems. Hollis, who has four living children, took over as head of Disney’s theatrical distribution in 2011. During his career, he has starred in box office hits, as well as films. remake of animated classics and new blockbuster animated movies.
In 2018, he left Disney to become the CEO of Chic Media, a Texas-based production company founded by Rachel Hollis, Hollis’ then-wife. Hollis also hosts a podcast called Rise Together, which is quite popular with listeners. He’s also a published author, having written two self-help books, Get Out of Your Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Maturity and Fulfillment, and Built with Courage: For Face your fears to live the life you want to live. The family has said nothing about Dave’s death at this time. Fans, friends, family and followers are mourning the death of the Disney CEO, who passed away suddenly.
‘One more death, so sad and unexpected’: Netizens mourn the sudden death of Dave Hollis, who passed away aged 47.
People began to pay their respects and offer condolences to Dave Hollis’ family as news of his untimely death spread. Many people have commented candidly on Hollis’ previous photos and posts on Instagram. Check out some of these:
I learned last night that my friend Dave Hollis passed away at the age of 47… today was supposed to be his birthday. 💔
It’s hard to find words or express feelings when it seems so unfair…
Sending prayers to my son and family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0J6enIBiFj
– Dean of Graziosi (@deangraziosi) February 15, 2023
Former Disney Director of Worldwide Distribution Dave Hollis, MRTA U 47.
He was hospitalized for “heart problems”…
— Dr. James E. Olsson (@DrJamesOlsson) February 14, 2023
Former Disney CEO Dies at 47: More on Dave Hollis
Dave Hollis, former CEO of Disney’s film distribution, has had a life where his efforts have helped many people live better lives. Dave was born on February 14, 1975 in California and attended a local private school before graduating from Pepperdine University with a degree in organizational communications. He started his career as a journalist for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli. Later in his career, he worked for major corporations such as Fox Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox and eventually Disney, where he worked on films such as Black Panther, Beauty and the Beast, Avengers and Star. Wars.
On the other hand, he also has an iTunes podcast called Rise Together. Regarding his personal life, he married famous writer Rachel Hollis in 2004. The former couple has 4 children: Sawyer Hollis, Ford Hollis, Jackson Hollis and Noah Hollis. They divorced in 2020 after 16 years of marriage. He later had a relationship with novelist and YouTuber Heidi Powell. Hollis has over 420,000 Instagram followers and a net worth of $5 million; he makes the most money from selling books, podcasts, and his work with Disney and Chic Media.