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This Sunday, November 28, Virgil Abloh, American designer known for his work for the Louis Vuitton, Off-White and Nike brands, passed away at 41 after battling with cancer.

The LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White brands confirmed the death of Virgil Abloh on Sunday, November 28. The superstar designer has died of cancer, LVMH said in a statement signed by Bernard Arnault, which “he had fought in private for years”. “We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius creator, a visionary, but also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom”, we can also read.

He was the artistic director of the Louis Vuitton house. The stylist was notably known for having founded the Off-White brand. He wore several hats, including the DJ’s, and had even worked with Kanye West. His signature was to mix luxury with a more sporty style.

All the brands were arguing to collaborate with him. Whether it is the Baccarat crystal factory, the furniture brand Ikéa, Nike or even the cult rock group Guns N’Roses, Virgil Abloh has demonstrated his talent by diversifying and breaking the rules.

Details were provided regarding the disease he was fighting, which was “a rare and aggressive form of cancer” and more specifically “cardiac angiosarcoma“. Discreet despite the fact that he had been fighting it for two years and suffered “many harsh treatments”, Virgil Abloh continued “to lead several important institutions that span fashion, art and culture” . Be that as it may, “his work ethic, his infinite curiosity and his optimism have never wavered”, as emphasized by his teams.

Tributes around the world, from celebrities to fashion brands

Pharrell took to Twitter with a tribute to the Off-White & Louis Vuitton designer: “My heart is broken. Virgil you were a kind, generous, thoughtful creative genius. Your work as a human and your work as a spiritual being will live forever. Sending love and light to your wife, children, family and day ones you’re with the Master now, shine.”

Other celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, Drake, Jacquemus, Lebron James, Donatella Versace, Kendall Jenner, Bella & Gigi Hadid, Timothée Chalamet, and Edward Enninful have also paid tribute by posting on Instagram:

Watch the the Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Fall-Winter 2020 Fashion Show by Virgil Abloh at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris: