Westside Gunn related to Virgil Abloh on a different level. 

Before the celebrated fashion designer and Louis Vuitton visionary lost his battle with cancer in November 2021, they’d become extremely close friends, so when Westside Gunn—real name Alvin Worthy—texted Abloh and didn’t hear back, he was hoping he was simply too busy to reply. But then he learned Abloh had died from a rare, aggressive form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma. 

Abloh never divulged his diagnosis to Westside Gunn, but the Buffalo-bred rapper knew his friend was sick. As he told me, “A couple of people in the who’s who’s tugged my jacket a little bit to put me

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