Virgil Abloh, fashion designer behind Off-White and Louis Vuitton, dies of cancer at 41

U.S. fashion designer Virgil Abloh, a number one style executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died after a personal struggle with cancer. He was FORTY ONE.

Abloh’s death was once announced Sunday by the posh team LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and the Off-White label, the logo Abloh founded. Abloh was the men’s wear clothier of Louis Vuitton.

“we’re all stunned after this bad news. Virgil was once not just a genius fashion designer, a visionary, he was once additionally a person with a beautiful soul and nice wisdom,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief govt of LVMH, mentioned in an announcement.

a statement from Abloh’s circle of relatives on the fashion designer’s Instagram account said for the prior two years, Abloh battled cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare type of cancer wherein a tumour develops in the heart.

“He chose to undergo his struggle privately for the reason that his prognosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all even as helming several important establishments that span style, art, and culture,” the statement read.

Abloh is survived by means of his spouse, Shannon Abloh, and his youngsters, Lowe and gray.

LVMH, Louis Vuitton and stale White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh, on Sunday, November twenty eighth, of most cancers, which he have been combating privately for a number of years. pic.twitter.com/CytwZLvSFu

—@LVMH

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