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The statement continued, “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. We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life.”
Following the breaking news, many celebrities took to social media to share their own statements, offering their love and condolences to Virgil Abloh’s family. From Pharrell Williams to Loni Love, see each celeb’s heartfelt message.
Celebrities React To News Of Virgil Abloh’s Passing After Secret Battle With Cancer
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1. Pharrell Williams
Source:Pharrell Williams’ Twitter
Pharrell Williams took to Twitter to share his thoughts, writing, “My heart is broken Virgil you were a kind, generous, thoughtful creative genius your work as a human and your work as a spiritual being will live forever Sending love and light to your wife, children, family and day ones you’re with the Master now, shine.”
2. Loni Love
Source:Loni Love’s Instagram
TV personality and comedian Loni Love also took to Instagram to share her thoughts, posting a picture of LVMH’s tweet with the caption, “Wow.. Virgil Abloh was the first African American to ever be an artistic director for Louis Vuitton in the brand’s entire 167 years of existence. He was 41 years old. Condolences to his family.. “
3. June Ambrose
Source:June Ambrose’s Instagram
June Ambrose took to Instagram to share her thoughts as well, reposting a picture of the legendary designer from Alexandre Arnault, a Tiffany & Co. executive.
Singer Kehlani took to Twitter to share her thoughts and condolences as well.
5. Idris Elba
Source:Idris Elba’s Twitter
Idris Elba took to Twitter to express his thoughts.
6. Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy also expressed his thoughts on Virgil’s passing, calling the designer a “legend.”
7. Kelly Rowland
Source:Kelly Rowland’s Instagram
Kelly Rowland shared a sweet message in honor of the late designer while posting a picture of the two of them.
8. Cynthia Erivo
Source:Cynthia Erivo’s Instagram
Actress Cynthia Erivo also took to Instagram to share a few photos of the designer and a sweet message of condolences.
9. Taylor Rooks
Source:Taylor Rooks’ Instagram
Taylor Rooks took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Virgil’s passing, calling the designer a “trendsetter.”
Drake took to IG to share a heartfelt collage expressing his condolences and sadness for the passing of his dear friend.