Virgil Abloh passes away at 41

Virgil Abloh, multi-hyphenate designer of objects and clothing, artist, DJ, and the first-ever African American artistic director for Louis Vuitton, has died at the age of 41 in Chicago. According to an Instagram post on Abloh’s official account, the cause of death was cardiac angiosarcoma, an aggressive form of heart cancer that he had been battling behind the scenes since 2019.

Born in Rockford, Illinois, on September 30, 1980, Abloh would retain strong ties to the Midwest throughout his life, receiving a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2002 and a Master of Architecture degree from the Illinois

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