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Louis Vuitton Artistic Director and Visionary Virgil Abloh Dies at 41

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LVMH, the parent company of Vuitton, announced on Sunday, November 28 that Virgil Abloh had died from a long illness.

He was the star of millennials and king of luxury streetwear. The American designer Virgil Abloh, the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and the founder of the label Off-White, died Sunday of cancer at the age of 41, announced the LVMH group, Vuitton’s parent company.

First black designer recognized on the fashion scene, an advocate of African-American cultures, the hip-hop fan designer had landed in 2018 one of the most envied positions in the fashion and luxury sector, within the flagship label of LVMH.

“LVMH, Louis Vuitton, and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh, on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years”, declared LVMH in a Tweet.

“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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