Virgil Abloh: Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White Founder Dies of Cancer at 41

Virgil Abloh: Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White Founder Dies of Cancer at 41

  • Virgil Abloh, menswear designer for Louis Vuitton died on Sunday, November 28, 2021, and many are in tears
  • According to a post shared on his verified Instagram page, Abloh passed away after a two-year battle with cancer at the age of 41
  • Survived by his wife, two kids, a sister and parents, Abloh was the founder and CEO of luxury clothing brand, Off-White

These are trying times for the family of Virgil Abloh as the 41-year-old American fashion designer and entrepreneur passed away as a result of cancer on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Photos of Virgil Abloh.
Abloh passed away at the age of 41. Photo credit: @virgilabloh
Source: Instagram

Abloh who before making history as Louis Vuitton's first Black artistic director, founded the cultish streetwear label Off-White, had been battling with cancer for two years, a statement on his official Instagram page reveals.

The post reads:

"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.

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"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."

See post below:



"I can’t believe i’m reading this. Virgil inspired millions, if not more, to be themselves and bring their creativity to the world. He taught me that making mistakes can be a good thing. Rest In Peace Virgil. Thank you. "


"I am so sorry to read this. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. May you Rest In Peace and Power dear Virgil."


"LoVE YoU VIRGIL! You changed the world! You live in all your creations that surround us everyday❤️‍❤️‍❤️‍"

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"Love always Virgil so shocking"

Singer Burna Boy reacts to Abloh's death

Nigerian singer Burna Boy has joined the world to mourn the influential Louis Vuitton designer, Virgil Abloh.

Reacting to the news of his death, Burna Boy stated that Abloh was supposed to be the creative designer of his next project.

The On The Low crooner stated that he and his sister spent hours talking on the phone with Abloh over his next album.


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