Virgil: Off-white founder and LV director dies of cancer

Virgil: Off-white founder and LV director dies of cancer

Virgil Abloh, the artistic designer, founder of the famous Off-White brand, and Director for Louis Vuitton die of cancer at the age of 41.

According to his Instagram post, the acclaimed LV menswear designer died on Sunday after two-year long suffering from a rare form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma.

“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,” the post read.

Abloh was the first LV Black artistic designer who introduced streetwear into the high fashion LV menswear after making headlines from his trendy Off-White brand.

The Off-White brand collaborated with other brands like NIKE to make a difference in the footwear industry.

Abloh collaborated with big brands like Mercedes-Benz, Donda, and Ikea. He was a DJ and designed album covers for Kanye West and Jay-Z’s joint album Watch the Throne, Pop Smoke, Westside Gunn, and many others.

Among celebrities who paid tribute to the legend are Justin Timberlake, Hailey Bieber, and Gigi Hadid.