Why Did Dave Hollis Die? Who is Former Disney Executive Dave Hollis?
Why Did Dave Hollis Die? Who is Former Disney Executive Dave Hollis? dave hollis was among the most curious after his death. In this article; How old did former Disney executive Dave Hollis die? What was Dave Hollis’ heart condition? What was Dave Hollis doing at Disney? Let’s learn all the curious things about Dave Hollis…
Why Did Dave Hollis Die?
Dave Hollis, former president of worldwide distribution at Disney’s movie studio, died in his sleep Saturday night, according to a representative for his family. He was 47. He had recently been hospitalized for heart problems, the rep said. Hollis led theatrical distribution for Disney from 2011 to 2018, helping launch the modern Star Wars trilogy and Marvel’s blockbuster rise, alongside tentpole hit Frozen and the Cinderella live-action remake. Disney soared in box office growth during Hollis’ tenure, leaving a legacy through the company’s unstoppable monopoly in the 2010s.
He was married to self-help author Rachel Hollis for 16 years, divorcing in 2020, the same year he released his own self-help book, Get Out of Your Own Way. He released another self-help book in 2021 that dealt with his divorce, Built Through Courage: Face Your Fears to Live the Life You Were Meant For, and also wrote a children’s book. Hollis is survived by his children Jackson, Sawyer, Ford and Noah.
Dave Hollis, former Disney executive and the ex-husband of “Girl, Wash Your Face” author Rachel Hollis, has died at the age of 47. While his cause of death has not yet been determined, a family representative confirmed to TODAY that he had been recently hospitalized for heart-related health issues, and that he died at home in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 11.
Dave Hollis, who would have turned 48 on Feb. 14, is survived by his four children: Jackson, Sawyer, Ford and Noah. His ex-wife posted to Instagram on Tuesday, Feb. 14, asking for prayers.
Who is Former Disney Executive Dave Hollis?
Hollis led theatrical distribution at Disney from 2011 until 2018, when he stepped down to run his then-wife’s company, Chic Media. His tenure at Disney coincided with unprecedented box office success, thanks to blockbusters from Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Pixar, as well as live-action remakes of animated classics and new animated features. In 2016, Disney became the first studio to cross $7 billion globally in a single year.
It came as a surprise when Hollis, a well-liked executive whose affable personality made him an ideal fit for the family friendly company, left the studio to move with his family to Texas. His ex-wife Rachel Hollis, best known for writing the book “Girl, Wash Your Face,” is an author, motivational speaker and social influencer.
Hollis founded the Dave Hollis Giving Fund, which aims to provide support to children in foster care and homeless teenagers. He was also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served on the boards of Fandango Labs, Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers and National Angeles.
Hollis is survived by his four children.
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