David Hollis of the House of Disney passes away at 47

David Hollis, the infamous Walt Disney executive, who had also been the President of the Walt Disney Group, breathed his last at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 47 and is survived by 4 children. He has been a part of the senior management at the Walt Disney Group for the better part of his career.

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What actually happened to David Hollis?

However, apart from current news and the fact that the celebrity was hospitalized due to heart problems, which might have been a probable cause of his death, there is nothing more that can be learned about him.

Hollis, The Philanthroper

He had also founded the Dave Hollis Giving Fund which supports children in foster homes and homeless teens. He was also a part 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.

David Hollis: Life at the Disney

 Hollis became the Chief of the Walt Disney Group’s Head of Theatrical Distribution in 2011 after his predecessor Chuck Viane retired. During his tenure, Disney had reached phenomenon levels in terms of both fame and finances as he handheld names like Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Pixar for Walt Disney productions to make them reach out to every remote corner of the world. Also, live action remakes of animated classics reached stupendous popularity levels during his tenure.

However, David Hollis left the studio (and California) to become CEO of Chic Media, a Texas-based production company founded by Hollis’ wife at the time, Rachel Hollis, although they got divorced later.

 “I can’t count the number of ‘pinch-me’ moments I’ve had in my time at Disney,” Hollis said in a statement at the time of his resignation from the company. “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, “as a sum up of his experience while working in Walt Disney Group.

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