KYLIE, Kendall and Kris Jenner paid tribute to fashion designer Virgil Abloh after he died from cancer aged 41.
The Louis Vuitton and Off White designer passed away on Sunday after secretly battling a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma, for three years.
Virgil was close friends with the Kardashian/Jenner clan and they flooded social media with tributes to the entrepeneur.
Kendall posted a slew of photos of them together on Instagram and said she was "heartbroken" in her lengthy tribute.
The model, 26, penned: “I can’t believe i’m writing this. if you had the privilege of knowing Virgil, you were one of the lucky ones. He was the kindest, most positive, humble, joyful, and full of light person I have ever known.
“He had the most wonderful way of making you feel so special. His genuine smile would warm your heart. To battle his illness privately perfectly explains the type of man he was, he never wanted anyone to worry about him.
“We have lost a dear friend. no words do my feelings justice at this very moment, but what i can say is that i am absolutely heartbroken. for his family, his kids, his wife, and anyone who cared for him deeply.”
The KUWTK star went on: “V taught me and all of us a very important lesson, although he knew he had only so long, he was bright, he was kind & he was full of love. we all need a little bit of Virgil in us. he leaves us with his influence, to create and change the world. you did just that Virg.
"ur angel here on earth, is now above us. i love you V!!! i will miss you V. i am blessed to have been touched by your energy. i know you’re setting all the best vibes up there. rest peacefully and powerfully beautiful Virgil. till next time.”
Kylie – who has been quiet on social media since the Astroworld tragedy – shared her sister's tribute on her Instagram Stories.
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The 24-year-old wrote, "This really hurts, we love you Virgil," with a broken heart emoji.
Kris posted several black and white photos of Virgil and wrote: "I’m so so saddened and devastated to hear about the passing of our dear friend Virgil Abloh.
"I’m sending all of my love and prayers to his beautiful family. You are an angel @virgilabloh and we love you…"
Kourtney reposted an announcement from Virgil's family and simply added: "You changed the world."
Kanye West, who hired Virgil as his longtime creative director, dedicated his Sunday Service to his friend.
Ye's choir covered Adele's song, Easy on Me, in a performance dedicated to Abloh, which was live-streamed at dondalive.com.
Virgil's death was confirmed in a post on his Instagram account on Sunday.
"We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend," the caption reads in part.
"He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.
"For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma.
"He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture."
Virgil was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear and the CEO of fashion house Off-White, which he founded in 2012.
He was the first Black man to hold the top position for the largest luxury fashion conglomerate in the world, Louis Vuitton, in 2018.
That year he was named as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people alive.
At the time of his death, Virgil was estimated to have a net worth of $20million.
He was celebrated for his unique vision and style but he credited Kanye for his upward career trajectory.
After he attended Paris Fashion Week with the rapper in 2010, Virgil was hired to take over the creator director position at Kanye's company DONDA.
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