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Virgil Abloh, the leading black designer of Louis Vuitton and his own streetwear brand Off-White, died unexpectedly on Sunday. LVMH announced,

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Abloh, who was 41, died after a two-year battle with “a rare, aggressive form of cancer” called cardiac angiosarcoma, according to a statement Posted on his Instagram, a health problem that was unknown to the public until his death.

Abloh “choose to endure his battles privately” and “undergoed many challenging treatments, while operating several important institutions that span fashion, arts and culture,” the statement read.

“Abloh was not only a talented designer, a visionary, but he was also a man of beautiful soul and great wisdom,” Bernard Arnault, president and CEO of LVMH, said in a release.

David di Giglio and Andrea Grilli, of Off-White’s parent company said “There are no words to describe the loss our lives have been caused by his passing.”


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