“Rip Virgil prayers to your family thank you for always supporting the youth always kind we just spoke bro smh,” Offset wrote on Twitter after learning of Abloh’s passing.
Virgil, who was the former artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection, died on November 28, 2021 after a private battle with cancer at the age of 41. Tributes from fans and celebrities alike flooded in after news of Abloh’s death was made public. Drake also honored his late friend by getting a tattoo of Abloh that was based on a 2018 photo of the designer throwing a kite.
This past December, Offset penned a short tribute for Vogue UK where he reflected on how he will remember Virgil.
“Every time you saw Virgil, he had a smile on his face. Every person that I know that reached out to him, he would help – from clothing, to an album cover, to any new project coming out,” he wrote. “He was just so involved with the culture. Most people get to his level and they don’t really help those coming up. But he was always humble, and always trying to do something new.”
Brooklyn Museum will honor the legacy of the Louis Vuitton Men’s artistic director and founder of Off-White in July as part of its “Figures of Speech” exhibition, making it the “first museum survey exhibition devoted to the late artist and designer.”