Virgil Abloh Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

The creator, known for his signature Off-White and for being in charge of Louis Vuitton’s men’s collections, has died at the age of 41 due to cancer

Virgil Abloh, one of the most influential designers of recent years, passed away this Sunday, November 28. He is known worldwide for being the founder of the brand Off-White and be at the front of the men’s collections of Louis Vuitton, died at age 41 has because of cancer that he suffered years ago and against which he has fought privately. His death has been confirmed by the French group LVMH. “We are all shocked by this terrible news.

Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this time of great pain, and we are all thinking of their loved ones after the death of their husband, father, brother or friend ”, said Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, in a statement they have published on the group’s Instagram account.

Virgil Abloh was born in the 1980s on the outskirts of Chicago, the city to which his parents emigrated. There he grew up surrounded by urban culture, skateboarding, and hip-hop. He went to the University of Wisconsin to study Civil Engineering. While pursuing a Master of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, he met singer Kanye West and became his partner. Her first experience in the fashion industry was at Fendi .

In 2012 he created his first brand Pyrex Vision. Just one year later, in September 2013, he founded his first great success, the Off-White firm.. “It is not a brand. It is an artistic project that is expressed through garments. Clothes are just a means to create a new language ”, he affirmed.

The great success of Off-White caught the attention of the LVMH group, and after being a finalist for the LVMH awards, in 2018 he was appointed creative director of the Louis Vuitton men’s line. Since then, the designer created collaborations for Jimmy Choo and Nike and designed the wedding dress of Hailey Bieber for her wedding to Justin Bieber.

In September 2019, the designer said that he should take a break from work as recommended by the doctor. He never specified his illness.

Abloh’s concerns went beyond clothing design. His claim was to create a whole universe with the aim of redefining the concept of luxury. His spectacular designs, his overflowing creativity and his atypical vision of luxury make him an unforgettable figure in the fashion industry.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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