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VIRGIL ABLOH HAS PASSED AWAY

The fashion world together with the entertainment world is in mourning over the death of famed designer Virgil Abloh.

Virgil Abloh passed away on Sunday 28 November with his family revealing through his Instagram page that he succumbed to a rare form of cancer.

“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”

Source: Facebook.

The 41 year old was a major name in the fashion industry and was famous in hip-hop circles for his Off-White brand, working with Kanye West and being name-dropped by rappers on dozens of songs.

He made a name for himself for being versed in high-end and street fashion. After interning at Fendi in the late 2000s where he met Kanye West, the duo would go on to collaborate on the RSVP Gallery. Abloh also served as creative director for DONDA. He later worked at Louis Vuitton before launching Pyrex Vision and later his wildly popular Off-White brand.

Abloh did not just have an eye for fashion. He also worked closely with rappers on album cover designs including Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, Kid Cudi and more.

Virgil 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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