A-list celebrities and fashion icons mourn the death of Off-White label founder and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, Virgil Abloh, who passed away at the age of 41 after privately battling a rare form of cancer. Abloh has been undergoing several treatments while taking part in numerous institutions that include art, culture, and fashion.
The news about Abloh’s death has been announced through a message, sharing the devastating news of Abloh’s passing who has been considered as a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe and Grey Abloh, his parents Eunice and Nee Abloh, and his sister Edwina Abloh.
The beloved fashion designer’s unexpected death was caused by cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that he has been battling since 2019. His passing stirred the fashion and celebrity world, looking at it as losing another legend, and stars and fashion icons alike cannot help sending their regards to the bereaved family while sharing tributes and messages that honor Abloh’s life and legacy as a man of genius.
British actor Idris Elba shared a message saying that Abloh left too soon and that he will surely be missed. A similar message is passed by the former member of Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, who said that Abloh is a true inspiration and that he will be missed by everyone. She further added that she sends love and light to Abloh’s beautiful family.
Models Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber also expressed their heartache over Abloh’s death. Hadid wrote a message saying that she is heartbroken after the loss of her dear friend (Abloh) who had been touching lives with his generosity and kindness. Hadid added that she pictures him as the new Mickey Mouse who is forever adored and forever guiding everyone with his magical light and fun.
Bieber also expressed her despair by sharing that Abloh had changed her outlook on street style fashion and that even his way of looking at things had inspired her in so many ways. She also added that she won’t be able to fully express how grateful she is for being able to know him and work with him from runways, down to Abloh helping design her wedding dress.
Other celebrities who mourned the loss of another legend include Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Stella McCartney, John Mayer, and Venus Williams.