Dave Hollis’ cause of death determined to be an accidental drug overdose
Dave Hollis‘ tragic death has been attributed to a lethal combination of cocaine, ethanol, and fentanyl, according to an autopsy report from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin, Texas. The former Disney executive and ex-spouse of influencer Rachel Hollis passed away on February 11th, and his death was ruled as an accident.
Authorities found Dave unconscious and declared him dead at the scene. Additionally, the medical examiner reported that atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure contributed to his death. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is caused by plaque accumulation in the arteries, per the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The report also revealed that Dave had an enlarged and dilated heart, a history of depression, and a record of drug and alcohol abuse, including cocaine. According to the autopsy report, “Mr. Hollis’s underlying natural disease of the heart would have predisposed it to develop an abnormal rhythm, particularly in the presence of a stimulant drug such as cocaine.”
After Dave’s passing, a family spokesperson confirmed that he had passed away due to “heart issues,” and his death was mourned by his ex-wife Rachel Hollis. Rachel, who shares four children with Dave, spoke about his death and how she was helping their kids cope with the tragedy.
In the Rachel Hollis Podcast episode, she said, “Whatever you feel is fair, allowed, and real to you. So you are allowed to feel those feelings. So we’re sad, we’re angry, we’re confused, and we’re all the feelings. But we’re very strong. We’re very close. We’re a very tight group.
And it will take some time, but we will be OK.” Dave’s passing has left his family, friends, and fans in shock and mourning as they remember his impact on their lives. May his soul rest in peace.
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