Dave Hollis, former Disney executive and ex-husband of motivational speaker Rachel Hollis, Dies at 47

Dave Hollis, an author, former Disney executive and the ex-husband of writer Rachel Hollis, has died at age 47, a representative confirmed to CBS News on Tuesday.

Rachel Hollis, who shared four children with Dave Hollis, posted about his death on Instagram.

"We are so devastated," she wrote Tuesday. "I have no words and my heart is too broken to find them. Please wrap the kids in prayer as we try and navigate through the unthinkable," she wrote.

He had been recently hospitalized after experiencing heart-related issues, Variety reported Monday.

"I had the great honor of working with him on several books, including his most recent release with his daughter Noah," Lyon said.

"My thoughts are with his children and his family now in this very difficult and devastating time."

After his wife's blog and 2018 book, "Girl, Wash Your Face," gained widespread popularity, he left Disney — after having been there for 17 years — and became CEO of The Hollis Company.

"You made me laugh harder than anyone I've ever met. We could talk about anything, and to anyone, for hours and hours. And we did. Everywhere we went there was laughter," she wrote.


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