- Artistic director of Louis Vuitton Virgil Abloh has passed away at the age of 41
- Louis Vuitton announced Abloh has passed away after a long battle with cancer
- The celebrated designer is survived by his wife, children, parents, and siblings
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Internationally acclaimed Ghanaian fashion designer Virgil Abloh has passed away.
Abloh who worked for Louis Vuitton and also founded Off-White passed away after battling cancer.
The passing of Abloh was announced in a statement on the official Twitter handle of Louis Vuitton.
According to the statement, Abloh had been dealing with cancer privately for years but gave up the ghost on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
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A later statement on the official Instagram page of Abloh also confirmed the news revealing that he had:
"For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma."
Abloh is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh.
Abloh was born on September 30, 1980, and thus passed away at the age of 41 years.
A big blow for the entertainment industry
News of Abloh's demise has been received with shock among players in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.
Pundit and entertainment writer Gabriel Myers Hansen sees the unfortunate incident as a big blow to the industry.
According to Hansen, Abloh's important position in the fashion industry in the United States would have rubbed positively on Ghana in the long term.
"I know he was supporting the Kumerican drill movement from behind the scenes as well as doing other things to put Ghana on the map. It is sad that he has left us at the peak of his career. May he rest in peace," he said.
Captain Smart loses sister
In other sad news, ace broadcaster Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, has lost his young sister, Nana Pokuaa.
The Onua TV presenter announced the passing of his sister in a Facebook post on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
It is not known what might have happened to Nana Pokuaa but a heartbroken Captain Smart lamented why she left him at this time.
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