Famed Designer Virgil Abloh Dead at 41

Famed Designer Virgil Abloh Dead at 41

Famed Designer Virgil Abloh Dead at 41!

This is crazy, but we just lost one of the most brilliant minds in fashion and art (Louis Vuitton menswear), our beloved Virgil Abloh…

CelebnMusic247.com reports that devoted father and husband Virgil Abloh has passed away at the early age of 41 due to a “rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma.”

His family wrote the words on Insta:

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


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According to reports, The late Virgil Abloh’s final Louis Vuitton menswear collection will be showcased in Miami today (30.11.21), “per his wishes”.

The luxury French fashion house has confirmed their artistic director, who died on Sunday, aged 41, following a private battle with a rare form of cancer, wanted his final show to go ahead as planned.
And so, the Spring/Summer 2022 show will “pay tribute to the life and legacy of a creative genius.”

Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton’s Chairman and CEO, said in a statement:

It is with profound sorrow that I learned of the passing of Virgil Abloh. Virgil was not only a friend, great collaborator, creative genius, visionary and disruptor, but also one of the best cultural communicators of our times. He paved the way for future generations. As a devoted supporter of his community through his charities and passions, he was an eternal optimist who believed anything was possible.

In this same spirit, we at Louis Vuitton will proudly continue to celebrate his legacy with a final show in Miami, per his wishes. I am honored to have called him my friend. My deepest thoughts are with his wife, children, parents, family and the entire community that was touched by his greatness.