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Virgil Abloh - Vuitton designer and style visionary - dies at 41

Virgil Abloh, the fashion designer who served as men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton and founded the Milan-based label Off-White, died Sunday. He was 41.

Designer Virgil Abloh appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2020 collection show for his label Off-White during Men's Fashion Week in Paris, France, June 19, 2019. Foto: Reuters/Charles Platiau - RC1BF86E2AB0/File Photo

The announcement of his death, which was posted to his official Instagram page on Sunday afternoon, stated that for more than two years he had privately "battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma."

"Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design," the statement read. "He often said, 'Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,' believing deeply in the power of art to inspire future generations."..

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