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Virgil Abloh, prolific fashion designer, dies at 41

2021-11-28T23:05:40.048Z

He worked for the Louis Vuitton and Off White brands. "He was not only a brilliant and visionary designer, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom."



Virgil Abloh, the respected fashion designer known for dressing stars like Kanye West and Kid Cudi, passed away Sunday after a private battle with cancer.

He was 41 years old.

His death was announced in a tweet by LVMH, a partner company of Louis Vuitton, Off White and other luxury brands, in which Abloh had worked as creative director of the men's collection since 2018.

"We are in shock after this terrible news.

Virgil was not only a brilliant and visionary designer, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom," wrote Bernard Arnault, CEO of the company.

[Thalía says goodbye to one of her favorite designers with an emotional message]

The company's statement also explains that Abloh secretly suffered from the disease for the past several years.

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Messages on social networks multiplied little by little after the news.

Those who knew him remember him as a very talented professional.

Singer John Mayer, for example, said that Abloh had a constant creative force.

"When I heard the news, I had to sit for a moment and think about him for a long time.

He amazed the world with his art."

"Virgil found a way to remain generous, approachable and supportive of everyone around him, including his millions of fans. It is going to be very difficult to understand how someone so vital could have left. Rest in peace. We met a genius, "Mayer wrote.

With information from

NBC News

Source: telemundo

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