Virgil Abloh: Off White founder and Louis Vuitton artistic director don die of cancer

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Popular Ghanaian-American fashion designer, Virgil Abloh who rise to fame as Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton don die.

De founder of Off-White fashion label die age 41 after he battle cancer since 2019.

He make history as de first African-American to lead Louis Vuitton in de history of de company.

Before dis, he handle de role of creative director for US rapper, Kanye West.

En family announce through en own page say he die on Sunday, after he battle plus cancer privately.

De statement en family release on en Instagram page read, “he endure en battle privately since dem diagnose am in 2019.”

“Through it all en work ethic, curiosity den optimism no shake” dem add.

Bernard Arnault, LVMH Chief Executive talk say “Virgil no just be genius designer, den visionary, he also get beautiful soul wey he dey wise.”

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Who be Virgil Abloh?

Dem born Virgil Abloh on September 30, 1980 for Rockford, Illinois, USA to Ghanaian immigrant parents.

En mummy be seamstress wey en father manage paint company.

He live for Rockford where he attend high school. After he graduate high school, he continue to tertiary for University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduate in 2002.

He later receive masters in architecture in 2006, during en Master’s level studies that be when he develop interest in fashion.

After graduating, he meet Kanye West around 2009 which lead to business collaboration between de two – later Kanye appoint am as en creative director.

He later join Louis Vuitton in 2018 where he make history as de first black man to lead Louis Vuitton in de history of de company.

In 2012, he create de Off-White brand which come make popular.

He start dey battle cancer in 2019 privately until he die on November 28, 2021.