LOOK: Rockford and the Globe Share Beautiful Tributes to Virgil Abloh
So many loving words and images are being shared. While we mourn with his family, we find a little warmth in these tributes.
Husband, father, son...
Creator, designer, artistic director...
Rockford Boylan High School graduate, Class of 1998.
Upon hearing about his death, Bill Wilson the CEO of the company I work for, shared one of the reasons that 97ZOK was chosen to be part of the Townsquare Media Family.
"Truth be told, one of the reasons when we were picking which markets that I wanted Rockford was that it's Virgil’s hometown…he was a visionary and an inspiration for me. Be true to your thoughts and vision even when others question or don’t get it. He will be missed."
He lost his private battle with cancer on Sunday, November 28 at the age of 41.
Virgil was the artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton and founder of luxe streetwear label Off White.
He was loved by all who spent any kind of time around him. A man of great wisdom and a beautiful soul.
Virgil Abloh: The Tributes
"When I heard the terrible news that @virgilabloh had passed, I sat in silence and thought about him for a good while. The word that kept announcing itself was “delight.” He delighted the world with his art. It would have been all too easy to hide behind the inherent stinginess of “limited edition” culture, but Virgil found a way to bring everyone along on the ride, and did so by remaining generous, accessible and supportive to everyone around him, his millions of fans included. To be that constant a creative force while retaining one’s humanity is an ongoing effort, and Virgil remained true to that effort. It’s going to be hard to reconcile how someone that vital could be gone. Rest In Peace, Virgil. We knew a genius."
Lastly, the most touching tribute of all.
From Louis Vuitton
One more thing to take in, more so if you're shocked that Virgil kept his cancer battle private.