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LV, Nike, Versace, Benz react to death of designer Virgil Abloh

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Virgil Abloh died of cancer aged 41

Internationally acclaimed Ghanaian fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died.

The death of the founder of the international fashion brand Off-White has been announced on his official Instagram account.

He is said to have privately battled cancer for several years before succumbing to the disease.

Virgil Abloh was 41.

Global Fashion brands including Louis Vuitton where he worked, Nike, Versace, Adidas, Nice Kickers, Complex Sneakers and Valentino; have all sent condolences.

Below is the statement shared on his social media page

“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.

“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. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He often said, “Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,” believing deeply 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 grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life.

“Virgil Abloh

“September 30, 1980 – November 28, 2021,” the statement on his page reads.

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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