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Off White Founder 'Virgil Abloh' Dies Of Cancer

Fashion designer and entrepreneur Vigil Abloh has died. The founder of Off White and creative director of Louis Vuitton Men had been battling an aggressive form of cancer "cardiac angiosarcoma" since 2019.

The news of his demise was released in a statement on his official Instagram account, view post below:

According to the post, the designer battled the rare form of cancer for two years after being diagnosed in 2019. While sick, he still did a couple of fashion, art, and cultural projects, including a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, lots of Air Jordan collaborations, and a new travel campaign for Louis Vuitton.

“Abloh always said, ‘Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,’ believing deeply in the power of art to inspire future generations,” the IG post reads. In 2018, he did the unthinkable when he became the first person of African descent to helm Louis Vuitton’s menswear line.

He is survived by his wife Shannon, his children Lowe and Grey, his sister Edwina, and his parents Nee and Eunice.

Recently, Abloh became one of the most successful and high-ranking Black executives in the fashion and luxury markets with LVMH’s acquisition of his brand Off-White. 

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