Designer Virgil Abloh Has Died After A Years-Long Battle With Cancer: Report

Written by on November 28, 2021

Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear assortment and CEO of Off-White, has died at 41 following a years-long personal battle with “a uncommon aggressive type of most cancers, cardiac angiosarcoma.” The information comes from an announcement posted to the Illinois native’s Instagram web page on Sunday, November 28th.

“We’re devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and pal,” it reads. Virgil leaves behind his spouse, Shannon Abloh, two youngsters, Lowe and Gray Abloh, sister Edwina Abloh, and his dad and mom Nee and Eunice Abloh, in addition to numerous associates and colleagues.

The assertion additionally reveals that the designer “selected to endure his battle privately since his prognosis in 2019, present process quite a few difficult therapies, all whereas helming a number of important establishments that span style, artwork, and tradition. Virgil was pushed by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doorways for others and create pathways for higher equality in artwork and design.”

A very poignant a part of the memorial says, “He typically stated, ‘All the pieces I do is for the 17-year-old model of myself,’ believing deeply within the energy of artwork to encourage future generations.”

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Louis Vuitton and Bernard Arnault have additionally launched statements following the tragic information. “Virgil was not solely a genius designer and a visionary, he was additionally a person with a phenomenal soul and nice knowledge. The LVMH household joins me on this second of nice sorrow and we’re all pondering of his family members on the passing of their husband, father, brother, son and pal,” the CEO said.

The information comes as a shock to many, and reactions proceed to pour in from throughout the web. Test again in with HNHH later for extra updates.

RIP Virgil.

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