Legendary fashion designer Virgil Abloh died at the age of 41 after battling cancer privately for several years. The designer's friends and colleagues at Louis Vuitton and Off-White announced the tragic news on Sunday, saying they are all shocked and devastated.

"Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom," Bernard Arnault, Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, said in a statement. "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend."