Related Program: South Carolina Focus Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (1922 - 2019) By Russ McKinney • Apr 8, 2019 Related Program: South Carolina Focus ShareTweetEmail A file photo of the late Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. Credit U.S. Congress Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney has this look back at Hollings's life and political career. Listen Listening... / 7:24 Listen to the story... A production of South Carolina Public Radio. Tags: Newssc newsscetv.orgSCETV AppSC FocusShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.