Tributes pour in for designer Virgil Abloh following death at 41 1 year ago

Tributes pour in for designer Virgil Abloh following death at 41

The designer had been sick with cancer for the past few years.

Hollywood stars have been sharing tributes to Virgil Abloh, whose death was announced over the weekend.


Abloh, who worked as a designer for Louis Vuitton and Off-White, was just 41. He had been sick with cancer for a number of years, but kept his health issues private.

Justin Timberlake posted a photo of Abloh on his Instagram and wrote: "What can you say when a force like @virgilabloh is taken too soon? You gave the world so much in so little time. And created with intensity... knowing better than the rest of us that life is short, but anything is possible. I'm honoured to have known you. Thank you for sharing your gift with us."


Supermodel Gigi Hadid said that she was "heartbroken" by the loss of Abloh, and shared a series of photos she had with him.

She wrote: "His kindness and generosity left a lasting impression on every life he touched - he made everyone feel seen and special. He will be deeply missed, cherished and celebrated by me and all the people and industries that have been lucky enough to work around and know the true supernova behind this man.


Gigi went on: "I picture him now like our Mickey Mouse .. forever with us, forever adored, forever magical, forever guiding us with that special Virgil FUN; I'm sure that's how he wanted to be remembered, but still it will never be the same without him in the room.

"You will continue to inspire me every day, V. I feel blessed and honoured by every moment. Rest Easy my friend. You are so loved. You were the difference. As we always said.. "See you somewhere, soon.""

Hailey Bieber posted a photo of herself with Virgil, and wrote that he "completely changed the way" she looked at fashion, and that he "inspired her deeply".


She said: "I will never be able to fully express how grateful I am to have known him and worked with him, from walking on his runways to having him design my wedding dress and all the other amazing moments in between, I felt he was always rooting for me.

"He was the someone who always brought life, charisma, love and fun to any situation, and every room he walked into. A once in a life generation creative mind that is so rare and I'll never forget his impact."

Kendall Jenner posted a series of photos and videos of Virgil on her Instagram, and said that she had lost a "dear friend".

The model wrote: "No words do my feelings justice at this very moment, but what I can say is that I am absolutely heartbroken. For his family, his kids, his wife and anyone who cared for him deeply.


"V taught me and all of us a very important lesson, although he knew he only had so long, he was bright, he was kind & he was full of love."