Virgil Abloh, the distinguished fashion designer who created Off-White and served as the men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton, has died. He was 41 years old. According to an Instagram post that appeared on his account Sunday (Nov. 28) morning, Abloh died after battling a rare form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma.
According to to a statement released via his Instagram, Abloh chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments.
“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend,” the caption reads. “For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture. Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered.”