Off-white founder and Louis Vuitton men designer Virgil Abloh dies at 41

Virgil Abloh Death – Cause Of Death: Louis Vuitton men designer and Milan-based label Off-white founder Virgil Abloh has passed away on Sunday 28th November 2021 at the age of 41 after a longtime battle with cancer in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., leaving behind his beautiful wife Shannon Sundberg and his two kids.

He was born on September 30 in the year 1980 in Rockford, a city in Winnebago County, Illinois, located in the far northern part of the state and situated on the banks of the Rock River, The largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area and the fourth-largest city in the state and the 171st most populous in the United States. He attended Boylan Central Catholic High School and graduated in the year 1998. Boylan Central Catholic High School is a private Catholic high school located in Rockford, Illinois, the United States that was founded in 1960.

He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in the year 2002. He proceeded further to study at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he bagged his Master of Architecture in the year 2006. After his graduation from the IIT Virgil began his journey in the fashion world with an internship in 2009 at Fendi where he began to impress other designers with his work like Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke and  Don C. His designs earned him the position of Louis Vuitton Artistic designer and creative Director of Donda. His talent will be missed.

Numerous persons have taken time to pay tribute to the clothing legend on social some of which are: “Today, we sadly lost a visionary, cultural genius and friend, Virgil Abloh. He was one of my biggest influences, going beyond just fashion. He was meant to receive my book this week which I wish I gifted him earlier so I could thank him for being such a powerful artistic presence in the creative process. My heart goes out to his family and his legacy will continue to live on. Rest easy legend.”

“Shot this interview for GQ 3 years ago. Virgil Abloh was more than a designer. He was an inspiration to not only black people but every minority. He made us feel proud and seen. He showed us that everything is possible. He took his vision and made it a reality. He was the best to ever do it and I’m so happy that my son and I were able to witness his genius when he was alive. You’re going to be missed Virgil but the doors that you kicked down will stay open forever because of you. Rest in Paradise”

“Valentino would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Virgil Abloh. The boundary-breaking, visionary designer and artist forever changed fashion and culture, and will remain an inspiration for generations of creatives to come.”

“Virgil Abloh, the barrier-breaking Black designer whose ascent to the heights of the traditional luxury industry changed what was possible in fashion, died on Sunday in Chicago. He was 41. The cause was cancer, according to Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the luxury group that bought a majority stake in Abloh’s Off-White brand this year.”

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