“Virgil Abloh, the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and the founder of the label Off-White, has died after a private battle with cancer. He was 41.
“Louis Vuitton parent company LVMH announced Abloh’s death in a tweet on Sunday, along with a joint statement with Louis Vuitton and Off-White.
“”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,” CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in the statement.
“Abloh was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer in 2019, according to a post on his personal Instagram account.”
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