Ghanaian- American fashion designer who is the CEO of White and Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh has died of cancer at the age 41.
Virgil Abloh, whose parents were Ghanaian started working with a well-known fashion brand, Louis Vuitton back in 2018.
The news of his death which was unleashed by his company has become a very big blow to the fashion industry and Ghanaians.
Abloh was often hailed as one of the most influential designers in the fashion industry but was also a DJ and an artist, and had degrees in civil engineering and architecture
Here is the Statement:
We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend.”
“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.”
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.
September 30, 1980 – November 28, 2021