Fashion Icon Virgil Abloh Passed Away At The Age of 41 Due To Cancer

Ankita Gurung
Ankita Gurung

Virgil Abloh passed away at the age of 41 after battling cancer. It was sad and shocking news for the fashion and Glam industry. He was the creative director of Louis Vuitton Men’s and Off-White he had been battling cancer in silence.

This September 30 he just turned 41. The sad news of his passing was shared on his official Instagram account and since then fans and celeb just can’t stop thinking how at a young age he passed away.

On his official Instagram page, the news was shared with the message “We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.

For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture.

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Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He often said, “Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,” believing deeply in the power of art to inspire future generations.

We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life.

Virgil Abloh
September 30, 1980 – November 28, 2021”

The news shocked the fashion and Glam Industry and many celebs shared pics on their social media expressing the pain.

Kendall shared a long post and expressed her pain and love for Virgil Aboh she wrote “I can’t believe I’m writing this.
if you had the privilege of knowing Virgil, you were one of the lucky ones. he was the kindest, most positive, humble, joyful, and full of light person i have ever known. he had the most wonderful way of making you feel so special. his genuine smile would warm your heart. to battle his illness privately perfectly explains the type of man he was, he never wanted anyone to worry about him.
we have lost a dear friend. no words do my feelings justice at this very moment, but what i can say is that i am absolutely heartbroken. for his family, his kids, his wife, and anyone who cared for him deeply.
V taught me and all of us a very important lesson, although he knew he had only so long, he was bright, he was kind & he was full of love. we all need a little bit of Virgil in us. he leaves us with his influence, to create and change the world. you did just that Virg.
our angel here on earth, is now above us.
i love you V!!! i will miss you V. i am blessed to have been touched by your energy. i know you’re setting all the best vibes up there. rest peacefully and powerfully beautiful Virgil. till next time “

Many others celebs like Drake, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid , Hailey Beiber and many others.

He was a legendary fashion designer and brought sneakers and streetwear like hoodies to fashion shows. Even his friends in Bollywood mourn his death and shared the painful message.

Karan Johar posted a story on his Instagram ” This is just heartbreaking what an immensely talented fashion force’.
He will be sorely missed.

He was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma – a rare, aggressive form of cancer – in 2019.

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