Kanye West dedicated his latest Sunday service to the late Virgil Abloh, who died after a two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
Along with the choir, “Ye” performed gospel songs and Adela’s hit “Easy On Me” in honor of his late friend and collaborator. In fond memory of Virgil Abloh Ye also read a message at the end of the homage.
Abloh, the Off-White brain, met Ye at a printing press in Chicago in the early 2000s and later became his friend and protector. Between their business relationships, he designed the album covers for Yeezus and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Family. Finally, as mentioned in Sunday’s mass message, Louis Vuitton Men’s creative director brought his artistic vision to Ye’s latest project, “Donda.”
Unfortunately, as Abloh made his lasting impact in the fashion industry, he was battling a secret battle with cardiac angiosarcomas.
Tributes and condolences to him were numerous from many other well-known showbiz names.
“My heart is broken Virgil you were a kind, generous and thoughtful creative genius your work as a human being and your work as a spiritual being will live forever,” wrote Pharrell Williams. “Sending love and light to your wife, children, family and your days. you are with the Master now, shine. “
“I love you brother. “I want to say so much, but I can not now,” added Westside Gunn. “I recently showed you this painting that I painted Mariella as one of the greatest inspirations in my life, which is now invaluable. “People think they know me, but they don’t really think this was my family here.”
Frank Ocean also posted a homage to Abloh, whom he called his “hero.”