Virgil Abloh Death

Louis Vuitton Designer and Off-White Founder Virgil Abloh Dead at 41

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Louis Vuitton veteran designer and the founder of Off-White, Virgil Abloh, has sadly died aged just 41.

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Virgil Abloh has died.

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Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director and the founder of Off-White, has sadly died.

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Abloh was just 41 at the time of his death.

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His death was confirmed by Louis Vuitton’s parent company, LVMH, who made the announcement in the past few hours.

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Their CEO, Bernard Arnault, said:

“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.”

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It was also confirmed that Abloh had died after a private battle with cancer.

In their statement, LVMH wrote:
“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.”

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Rest in peace.

Virgil was a revolutionary designer, as well as a history maker in the world of fashion, being the first black man to be tapped to take charge at LV with its look and vision in early 2018.

Rest in peace.

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