Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh Is Dead After Battling Cancer For 2 Years

Virgil Abloh, the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton menswear collection and an American designer, entrepreneur, and DJ just passed today, Sunday after battling a rare form of cancer for 2 years. He was 41 years when he died of cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the heart

Virgil Abloh

In March 2018, Virgil Abloh was named the artistic director of the Louis Vuitton menswear after running his own brand Off-White since 2012. Virgil was the first person of African descent to get that role and also one of the few black men heading a French fashion house.

Before working with LVMH, Virgil Abloh was running his Off-White brand which he had done since 2012 and has had major fashion collaboration with top global fashion brands. LVMH had just acquired 60% of his Off-White brand July 2021 and he was currently on a $10 million/year base salary with LVMH.

As at the time of death, he was worth $100 million and he is currently survived by his wife Shannon Abloh, his kids, Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh and his Ghanian immigrant parents, Nee & Eunice Abloh.

LVMH took to Twitter to break the shocking news and it is currently trending online

Keep resting Virgil Abloh, you fought a good fight.

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