Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh Dies of Cancer at 41

  • Fashion designer Virgil Abloh died at the age of 41, LVMH and Off-White announced in a joint statement.
  • Abloh died after a private battle with cancer that lasted “several years,” the statement said.
  • Abloh was the creative director for menswear at Louis Vuitton and founded the brand Off-White.

Virgil Abloh, the creative director for menswear at Louis Vuitton and the founder of fashion brand Off-White, died Sunday at the age of 41, Louis Vuitton and Off-White said in a joint statement. 

Abloh died after battling cancer privately for “several years,” the statement said. 

“We are all shocked after this terrible news,” LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault said in a statement. “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.” 

“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,” he added.


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