Virgil Abloh has died on the age of 41

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Virgil Abloh has died at the age of 41, according to a statement on LVMH’s official Twitter account confirming the November 28 news. “LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White are devastated to announce the death of Virgil Abloh on Sunday November 28th from cancer he has privately battled for several years,” a statement said LVMH Chairman and CEO, Bernard Arnault. “We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a brilliant designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me at this moment of great sadness and we are all to think of loved ones after the death of their husband, father, brother or boyfriend. “

According to a statement posted on his official Instagram account, Virgil has been privately battling a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma, since 2019. “In everything, his work ethic, his infinite curiosity and his optimism never wavered,” the statement said. “Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and his mission to open doors to others and create avenues for greater equality in art and design. He often said, ‘Everything I do is for the 17 year old version of myself.’ Firmly believe in the power of art to inspire future generations. “

In 2018, Virgil made history as the first black man to ever take the helm of a French luxury fashion house. He leaves behind his wife Shannon Abloh and children Lowe Abloh and Gray Abloh.

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