Kanye West is devastated after losing his close friend, Virgil Abloh. Kanye deleted every post on his Instagram page in response to Abloh’s death. Ye’s Instagram page went blank on Monday, 24 hours after it was announced that the Louis Vuitton visionary had passed away.
After a private battle with cancer, Virgil passed away on Monday. Kanye has not spoken out publicly since the news broke. The two had a very strong friendship, so you have to imagine he’s devastated.
Tributes poured in from celebs, athletes, and all sorts of people who had either interacted with Virgil directly or had been inspired by his work. Kanye and Virgil had their disagreements along the year with Kanye being upset that Virgil had taken the Louis job. They resolved things in 2018 during an LV fashion show. The two embraced, cried, and everything seemed to be good from then on.
Kanye West paid tribute to his longtime friend Virgil Abloh by dedicating his entire November 28 edition of Sunday Service to him. Kanye dedicated his album to his dear friend just hours after his death was revealed.
The last time they saw each other was at Kanye’s “DONDA” listening event in Chicago. While his cancer battle was entirely hidden from the public, those closest to him including Kanye knew Virgil had been sick for quite some time. Virgil was just 41 years old.