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Virgil Abloh Dead at 41 | R.I.P. A memorial for Virgil Abloh on December 02, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
Late industry creative Virgil Abloh was remembered in his Chicago hometown on Monday (Dec. 6) with a star-studded memorial service that included Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Drake and Rihanna, just to name a few.
The service at the Museum Of Contemporary Art also included Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator, who delivered an emotional eulogy.
Lauryn Hill, dabbing at tears, performed her 1998 song “Everything Is Everything.”
Abloh died on Nov. 28 of cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He was diagnosed in 2019 and continued to work while undergoing treatment until his death.
Below is the sermon delivered during the service from Rich Wilkerson Jr., pastor of Vous Church in Miami.
'The world has lost a fashion superstar': Louis Vuitton's visionary artistic director Virgil Abloh, 41, dies after secret two-year battle against rare cancer
On Sunday, November 28, designer Virgil Abloh passed away after a private battle with a rare form of cancer. The Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton creative director became a pillar in today’s fashion world and served as an inspiration for an entire generation of creators, no matter the medium. We would like to send our sincerest condolences to his friends and family. Virgil Abloh was 41.
Virgil Abloh, who made history as Louis Vuitton's first black artistic director, is dead at age 41 following a years-long secret battle with cancer. He's pictured in Paris, France on July 5, 2021
Louis Vuitton chief executive Bernard Arnault announced Abloh's death on Sunday
Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace (center) was among the many celebrities to pay tribute to Abloh (right) Sunday. The designers are pictured with supermodel Naomi Campbell
Abloh is pictured with Gigi Hadid at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, New York
Pictured: Kanye West (left) and Abloh (right) after the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France
Pictured: Kim Kardashian (left), Kanye West (center) and Abloh (right) pose after the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018
In 2010 Abloh was named creative director of Kanye West's creative content agency Donda. The friends and collaborators are pictured at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week in New York on September 8, 2013