International fashion designer, Virgil Abloh has been announced dead by his family following a long and private battle with cancer.
Virgil Abloh who has designed art and clothes for the very best was announced to be dead in a new statement put out by his family. The statement was shared via his Instagram page on Sunday, the 28th of November 2021.
Virgil Abloh who died at the age of 41 was an American designer and entrepreneur who has been the artistic director for Louis Vuitton's menswear collection since 2018. His influence is such that he has been seen with the world's biggest musicians. Virgil Abloh was recently given a shoutout on Burna Boy's latest single with Polo G, Want It All.
Announcing that Virgil Abloh is dead, his family shared a statement via his Instagram page that 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.
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.
September 30, 1980 – November 28, 2021