Virgil Abloh Dies At Age 41 After Two Years Battling With Cancer
Fashion designer and DJ Virgil Abloh has died aged 41 from cancer.
News of his death was confirmed in a statement posted on his Instagram page which read:
“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.”
What’s more, he fought cancer, which was kept a secret after learning of his diagnosis in 2019, for more than two years.
“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.” the statement continues.
Virgil Abloh is best known for launching her fashion brand Pyrex, which was later converted to Off-White. He also made history as the first African-American creative director of men’s clothing for Louis Vuitton, designing album covers for Jay-Z, Kanye West, ASAP Rocky and Lil Uzi.