According to reports, legendary fashion designer Virgil Abloh has passed away from cancer, at just 41 years of age. Abloh founded the hugely popular clothing brand Off-White in 2012 and in 2018 he was named artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection.
LVMH issued a statement via their social media, saying, “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.”
Bernard Arnault gave a quote within the statement as well, saying, “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.”
Off-White also took to social media, with the following statement:”Off-White™, New Guards Group and Farfetch are devastated to share the news of the passing of Virgil Abloh on Sunday, November 28th. Davide De Giglio and Andrea Grilli “Virgil was a genius, a visionary but most of all he was family. There are no words to describe the loss that his passing leaves in our lives. His legend, his love and his spirit will remain with us forever. Thank you for changing our lives, Virgil. Rest in power, brother. Our thoughts go out to Shannon, Grey, Lowe and all the Abloh family.“