Virgil Abloh has passed away after privately battling cancer for several years.
Abloh was a star in the fashion world while working as the men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton Mens and founder of Off-White.
The news was announced via his own verified Instagram page.
"We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend," said the statement.
"He 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, and numerous dear friends and colleagues," it continued.
"For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. 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," said the statement.
"Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. 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. He often said, 'Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,' believing deeply in the power of art to inspire future generations," it continued.
"We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil's life."
Abloh was 41 years old.