Creator of Off-White Virgil Abloh died of a rare disease
Famous American designer Virgil Abloh has passed away. Cancer became the cause of death of the fashion designer.
The sad news was reported on Virgil's social media page. He was the creative director of the famous Louis Vuitton brand. Also the founder and CEO of the Off-White brand.
“We are all shocked by this terrible news. Virgil not only was a brilliant designer and visionary, he was also a man with a wonderful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we all think of his loved ones, ”said Bernard Arnault, owner of the Louis Vuitton brand.
Virgil Abloh has been fighting cancer for several years. The designer's relatives clarified that he had cardiac angiosarcoma. It is a rare and aggressive disease that develops rapidly. This type of tumor is formed from cells of the perithelium and endothelium. In people, the skin, brain, liver, kidneys and lungs are affected.
The fashion designer learned about the terrible diagnosis in 2019. He went through a difficult treatment. Medical procedures did not stop the fashion designer from continuing to work. He went on to lead important projects in the fields of fashion, art and culture. The native of the American city Rockford did not show serious health problems.
“Despite the difficulties, his work ethic, boundless curiosity and optimism have not changed. Virgil was committed to his cause and mission: to open doors to others and create paths to greater equality in art and design. He said, "Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself." He believed that art would inspire future generations, ”Abloh's relatives emphasized.
Virgil Abloh founded Off-White in 2013 and joined Louis Vuitton five years later. Time magazine included him in the top 100 most influential people in the world. In addition to his professional success, he succeeded in promoting the ideas of equality and diversity in the fashion industry.
He considered the family a strong backup, thanks to which he overcame problems and achieved goals. The fashion designer left a wife and two children.
Author: Moldir Adazhman
Photo: from open source