PARIS, FRANCE – Designer Virgil Abloh has died, much to the shock of the fashion and entertainment industries. According to a Twitter post from luxury goods company LVMH, the Off-White founder and artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton passed away on Sunday (November 28) following a private battle with cancer.
“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,” the post reads. “‘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.