over the last 15 months, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and being called, a friend of Hollie Stevens.
in April of 2011, my world was changed for the better, despite one of the worst ways to meet someone; Hollie at that time, had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Hollie has been a friend, an adventurer and a force to be reckoned with to anyone who knows and loves her. we have spent too may days in Dr’s appointments and hospital rooms and not enough times having sushi and people watching.
on Tuesday morning, Hollie passed away. she was holding the hand of her husband, Eric and close friend, Morgan. She took a breath and went to sleep.
there are no words right now for the loss that her husband and family of friends feel. Eric and Hollie were so in love, they got married, twice. her fans, who she loved, have been with her during this. to those of you reading this – you gave Hollie love, support and compassion. thank you for that. so while we grieve with each of you, we also are rejoicing that we knew someone as amazing as Hollie Stevens as well as the force and person behind ‘Hollie’. she has left a legacy much larger than her adult performances, she is no longer in pain and she is in peace.
Hollie was an accomplished painter – her work hangs in a gallery just outside of LA. she was also a dj, video mixer, championship kick boxer, athlete, performance artist, and published writer. in one of our last conversations, i asked her what she wanted to be known and remembered as. the following was her answer:
“I hope people know I’m always myself. I take pride in what others think may be weird about me! [she laughed for about 10 seconds and then said:] I’d also want people to know what I love most, what what makes me happy, is being a friend and a wife. That’s what I would want them to know and remember.”
i love you, Hollie. and we will always remember.