Former Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis has left for the heavenly abode. He served as the company’s president of worldwide distribution until resigning in 2018. He took his last breaths at his home in Austin, Texas.
A representative of Dave has told Variety, that Hollis passed away at the age of 47 on February 11, 2023, Saturday night. Keep scrolling to find out the cause behind the death of Dave Hollis.
What was the cause behind the death of Dave Hollis?
According to various media outlets, Dave Hollis, the one-time Disney executive and president of the studio’s worldwide distribution, has died. He passed away at the age of 47 at his home in Austin, Texas on Saturday night.
It has been reported by Variety that Hollis was recently hospitalized for heart-related health issues. As of this moment, the actual reason behind the demise of Dave Hollis has not been revealed publicly.
When did Dave Hollis become the Disney distribution chief?
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Dave became Disney’s theatrical distribution chief in the year 2011, taking the reins from a retiring Chuck Viane. His tenure coincided with several of the largest box office successes in the studio’s history, shepherding titles from Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, as well as live-action remakes of animated classics and new animated features.
In a statement at the time of his resignation from the company, Dave said, “I can’t count the number of ‘pinch-me’ moments I’ve had in my time at Disney.” He went on to say, “In a world where so few opportunities could compare, the chance to support my wife and help grow her company was something I couldn’t pass up.”
Apart from being an executive, Hollis hosted his own podcast, Rise Together. He was also an author who penned two self-help books: 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. In addition to this, he was also the author of a children’s picture book, Here’s to Your Dreams!: A Teatime with Noah Book.
Dave was the founder of the Dave Hollis Giving Fund, which aims to provide support to children in foster care and homeless teenagers. Along with this, 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.
A little bit about Dave Hollis’ personal life
When we shed some light on the personal life of Hollis, he tied the knot with his wife Rachel Hollis in the year 2004. Their marriage wasn’t built to last forever and they ended up parting ways. The two of them divorced in more recent years. He is survived by four children.
We send our deepest condolences to the friends and entire family of Dave Hollis during this time of difficulty. May his soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.