Virgil Abloh – Louis Vuitton Artistic Director & Off-White Founder, Dies At 41

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According to a post on Virgil Abloh’s official instagram account, it was confirmed that the prolific men’s wear designer for Louis Vuitton and founder of the Off-White brand has passed away at age 41 of Cancer.

The post read

“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.

For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, Cardiac Angiosarcoma. He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture.

Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He often said, “Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,” believing deeply in the power of art to inspire future generations.

We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life.

Virgil Abloh September 30, 1980 – November 28, 2021″.

Nigerian singer and Grammy Award winning Artist Burna Boy took to his Instastories to mourn the creative Icon.

“ME, @ROMANI AND @VIRGILABLOH SPENT HOURS ON THE PHONE TALKING ABOUT THE CREATIVE DIRECTION FOR THE NEXT ALBUM, WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HOW HE WAS DOING. HE SEEMED SO FULL OF LIFE. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MY NEXT ALBUM. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START NOW. RIP YOU LEGEND.

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