Medical examiners in Texas have concluded that former Disney executive Dave Hollis, ex-husband of famous self-help author Rachel Hollis, died earlier this year from a fatal overdose of a trio of drugs.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office said in its autopsy report that Hollis, who died in February at 47-years-old, “had fatal amounts of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol in his system when he died at his home outside Austin, Texas,” NBC News reported.
Hollis left Disney in 2018 to work with his wife’s media company. The two divorced in 2020.
“He had a history of hypertension, depression, illicit drug use, and alcohol abuse,” the autopsy report says.
The report added that he had hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which leads to the “narrowing and hardening of vessels that supply blood to the heart.”
Following his death, Rachel Hollis posted on social media that the family was devastated over his passing.
“I have no words and my heart is too broken to find them,” she said. “Please wrap the kids up in prayers as we try to navigate through the unthinkable.”
Hollis told The Christian Post in 2021 that 2020 was “hardest year” of his life, “outpacing any other year by a factor of 100” because of his divorce.
“There is, for every single one of us, a very intentional purpose that our Creator has placed us on this planet for, and our work in this life we have is to do everything we can, every single day, to honor the intention of that Creator,” he said at the time.
“But doing that work, finding a way to step closer to our purpose or honor that intention, is something that requires courage, because it often requires leaving what we’ve known for what we need; transitioning from who we were to who we’re becoming,” he said. “That can be uncomfortable both for us and can make the people who have become accustomed to who we’ve been uncomfortable as we grow into who we were meant to be.”