Fashion star Virgil Abloh died this Sunday, November 28, 2021 from cancer. In a statement, Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of luxury group LVMH, wrote: “We are in shock at this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a beautiful soul and a man of great wisdom. The whole LVMH family joins me in expressing their deep sadness. We all think of those who loved me, who have lost today a husband, a father, a brother, a friend. ” On the Instagram account of the famous Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director, it was stated: “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother and friend. will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Gray Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh and many dear friends and colleagues. “

In a statement, his family revealed: “For more than two years, Virgil has valiantly battled a rare and aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He has chosen to wage his battle in private since his diagnosis in 2019, suffering from many difficult treatments, while leading several important institutions that span fashion, art and culture. Through it all, his work ethic, endless curiosity and optimism never wavered. Virgil was motivated by his dedication. about his job and his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He would often say: ‘Everything I do is for the version of myself at age 17 “, deeply believing 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 mourn and celebrate the life of Virgil. “

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