Dave Hollis, former Disney govt and ex-husband of motivational speaker Rachel Hollis, dies at 47

Dave Hollis, former Disney govt and ex-husband of motivational speaker Rachel Hollis, dies at 47


Dave Hollis, an creator, former Disney govt and the ex-husband of author Rachel Hollis, has died at age 47, a consultant confirmed to CBS News Tuesday. 

Hollis’ literary agent, Kevan Lyon, advised CBS News in a press release that Hollis died over the weekend. No reason behind demise was instantly offered.

“I had the good honor of working with him on a number of books, together with his most up-to-date launch together with his daughter Noah,” Lyon stated. “My ideas are together with his youngsters and his household now on this very troublesome and devastating time.”

Dave Hollis
Dave Hollis, president of theatrical distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, speaks throughout CinemaCon on April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Rachel Hollis, who shared 4 youngsters with Dave Hollis, posted about his demise on Instagram. 

“We are so devastated,” she wrote Tuesday. “I’ve no phrases and my coronary heart is just too damaged to seek out them. Please wrap the children in prayer as we attempt to navigate by the unthinkable,” she wrote.

He had been just lately hospitalized after experiencing heart-related points, Variety reported Monday. 

Hollis beforehand was president of gross sales for the movie studio at The Walt Disney Company, according to his website. 

After his spouse’s weblog and 2018 ebook, “Girl, Wash Your Face,” gained widespread reputation, he left Disney — after having been there for 17 years — and have become CEO of The Hollis Company, which centered on producing media content material, books and occasions.

“I lastly sooner or later stated, ‘Fine, I do not belief it. I believe that there is some snake oil on this private growth house but it surely’s labored for you. I’ve to at the very least see what it is about,'” he told the Associated Press in September of 2018.

Together, the couple ran fashionable self-improvement seminars. 

After he and Rachel Hollis filed for divorce in 2020, he continued to work as a life coach and run an identical enterprise, authoring books together with “Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment,” and “Built Through Courage: Face Your Fears to Live the Life You Were Meant for,” and internet hosting the “Rise Together” podcast. The most up-to-date episode of the health-focused interview podcast was posted on Feb. 9.

Hollis additionally based the Dave Hollis Giving Fund — which goals to help youngsters in foster care, homeless teenagers and the meals insecure — and was a four-time foster dad or mum, according to his website. 

He has additionally served on the board of the membership committee for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, and was a member of the Academy. He served on boards for Fandango Labs, Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers, National Angels and Pepperdine’s Institute for Entertainment Media and Culture, the place he attended faculty. 

Fellow motivational speaker Mel Robbins posted about Hollis after his demise, saying she and her husband, Chris, cherished him like a brother. 

“You made me chuckle tougher than anybody I’ve ever met. We may discuss something, and to anybody, for hours and hours. And we did. Everywhere we went there was laughter,” she wrote. 



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