The painful news was shared on the designer’s Instagram account. According to thesun.co.uk, the man’s death caused shock to many because he had not spoken publicly about the oncological disease.
“We are overwhelmed by the announcement of the death of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother and friend.
He left his loving wife Shannon Abloh, children Lowe Abloh and Gray Abloh, sister Edwina Abloh, parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and many dear friends and colleagues.
For more than two years, Virgil has been bravely fighting a rare, aggressive form of cancer, angiosarcoma of the heart. Since 2019. he was diagnosed with the disease, he decided to endure the fight privately. He underwent many sophisticated treatments at the time he headed several important institutions covering fashion, art, and culture.
In spite of everything, his work ethic, endless curiosity and optimism never wavered. Virgil was driven by a dedication to his craft and his mission to open the door to others and create paths to greater equality in art and design. He often said, “Everything I do is for my 17-year-old version,” deeply believing in the power of art to inspire future generations.
We thank you all for your love and support and ask for privacy when we mourn and celebrate Virgil’s life, “says the social network.
In addition to the fashion world, Abloh was also a businessman and DJ. 2012 he founded the Off-White fashion house in Milan and served as CEO until his death.