Fashion designer Virgil Abloh passes away

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh passes away
Virgil Abloh (Facebook)

The founder of Off-White and the men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh, has passed away. He was 41.

The news was announced by Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, via their company’s official social media accounts.

The statement read:

“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.

“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.”