Off White designer Virgil Abloh dies after cancer battle aged 41

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died, aged 41.

The Off White CEO and Louis Vuitton artistic director died after a battle with cancer.

LVMH confirmed the sad news in a statement, paying tribute to the talented designer.

‘LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh, on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years,’ it read.

A message from Bernard Arnault read: ‘We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom.

‘The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend.’

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