Dave Hollis, a former Disney executive and ex-husband of influencer and author Rachel Hollis, died on Saturday at 47, according to Variety.
Hollis died at his house in Austin, Texas. His cause of death had not been determined on Tuesday, though he had previously been hospitalized for issues with his heart, Variety reported.
Hollis is survived by the four children he shares with his ex-wife: Jackson, Sawyer, Ford, and Noah.
“We are devastated,” Rachel Hollis wrote of the news in a statement she shared to Instagram on Tuesday. “I have no words and my heart is too broken to find them. Please wrap the kids up in prayers as we try and navigate through the unthinkable.”
Hollis worked as the head of worldwide theatrical distribution for Disney from 2011 to 2018, when he left the company to go into business with his then-wife, the author of “Girl, Wash Your Face,” at Hollis Co., which is often referred to as HoCo, according to The New York Times.
The pair also hosted a podcast together, “Start Today,” and their marriage was a key part of the Hollis Co. brand until they announced they were separating in June 2020. Hollis left the company when he and his wife separated.
According to Today, he spoke of their marriage in a since-deleted Instagram post, saying: “Our marriage has been a triumph in so many ways… and it has run its course.”
“Despite still loving and deeply respecting each other as friends, co-parents and business partners, Rae and I decided that the best way to allow each of those to thrive in the future is to end our marriage while the option for a beautiful, unconventional new family, friendship and partnership still exists as a real and hope-filled option,” he went on to say at the time.
He also shared that it was Rachel Hollis’ decision to separate in a different post.
Hollis’ final Instagram post was a photo of his daughter Noah fishing, which he shared on February 5.
“From a freeze to shorts in less than 48 hours,” he captioned the image. “Today was a good day.”