Virgil Abloh has died at age 41, in keeping with an announcement posted on LVMH’s official Twitter account confirming the information on Nov. 28. “LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh, on Sunday, November twenty eighth, of most cancers, which he had been battling privately for a number of years,” a statement from LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault learn. “We’re all shocked after this horrible information. Virgil was not solely a genius designer, a visionary, he was additionally a person with a stupendous soul and nice knowledge. The LVMH household joins me on this second of nice sorrow, and we’re all considering of his family members after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their good friend.”

Since 2019, Virgil privately battled a uncommon, aggressive type of most cancers, cardiac angiosarcoma, in keeping with an announcement posted on his official Instagram account. “By all of it, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism by no means wavered,” the assertion learn. “Virgil was pushed by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doorways for others and create pathways for larger equality in artwork and design. He usually stated, ‘All the things I do is for the 17-year-old model of myself,’ believing deeply within the energy of artwork to encourage future generations.”

In 2018, Virgil made historical past as the primary Black man to ever take the helm of a French luxurious style home. He’s survived by his spouse, Shannon Abloh, and his kids, Lowe Abloh and Gray Abloh.