Virgil Abloh: Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director, Dies at 41

Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director, Dies of Cancer at 41

The well-known fashion designer died Sunday after a private battle with the disease.

Virgil Abloh, who served as men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton, died Sunday, November 28, after private battle with cancer. He was 41.

A post on Abloh’s verified Instagram page announced his death, explaining that he battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma, for more than two years.

“He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture,” the post continued.

“Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered,” the Instagram caption read. “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.”