In a statement published on November 28, LVMH Group reported that the designer died of cancer, after having “privately fought” against the disease.
“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 at this time of great grief, and we are all thinking of their loved ones after the passing of their husband, father, brother or friend, ”said Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, in a statement. which was published on the social networks of the fashion multinational.
Virgil Abloh was one of the most influential designers in recent years. Under his direction was the Off-White brand and some of the Louis Vuitton collections for men.
The cause of his death was a cardiac angiosarcoma that he began to suffer from in 2019 and according to a statement from the French group LVMH, “he fought privately.”