Virgil Abloh, a Ghanaian–American designer, entrepreneur, and DJ has died at the age of 41.
A statement circulated by LVMH, comprising Louis Vuitton and Off-White on Sunday, November 2021, confirms that Virgil Abloh died of cancer.
Sadly, Virgil had been battling cancer for so many years which was not public knowledge.
Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH says he is devasted by the passing of Virgil Abloh describing him as a man of great wisdom.
“We are all shocked after this terrible news, Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend,” the statement said.
Le groupe LVMH, la Maison Louis Vuitton et Off White ont l’immense douleur d’annoncer la disparition de Virgil Abloh, terrassé ce dimanche 28 novembre par un cancer qu’il combattait depuis plusieurs années. pic.twitter.com/MMAFKf8bki
— LVMH (@LVMH) November 28, 2021
Until his death, Virgil Abloh was the artistic director of Loius Vuitton’s men’s collection. He held the position since 2018.
He was also the CEO of Off-White, a Milan-based label that he founded in 2012.
Virgil Abloh is survived by his wife, Shannon Abloh, and two kids, Grey Abloh and Lowe Abloh.