SLEUTHS on Instagram noticed Kanye West deleted all of his posts.
West’s online behavior can be attributed to grieving the major loss of his close friend, fashion designer Virgil Abloh.
Were Kanye West and Virgil Abloh good friends?
The late Virgil Abloh and Kanye West were not only good friends, but they also collaborated frequently in the names of art and fashion.
Abloh and West met in the early 2000s, they were both creative provocateurs on the rise who hailed from Chicago.
Following the completion of Abloh’s Master’s of Architecture from The Illinois Institute of Technology, he then interned at Fendi in 2009.
While interning at the Fendi fashion label, Abloh and West crossed paths again and started working together.
After their stint together at Fendi, West appointed Abloh the creative director of his creative agency DONDA in 2010.
Abloh also became the art director of West’s joint album with Jay-Z, the Grammy Award winning project Watch the Throne.
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What did Kanye West say about Virgil Abloh’s passing?
Kanye West has yet to publicly address the sudden passing of his good friend, Virgil Abloh.
However, West’s DONDA website crafted a dedication to the late fashion designer.
“In loving memory of Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Donda,” the website’s message reads.
On the same Sunday that Abloh passed, West held a church service dedicated to his friend’s memory, which featured a choir that delivered a unique version of Adele’s hit song Easy On Me.
How did Virgil Abloh pass?
Upon his untimely passing, Abloh’s team shared a post on his personal Instagram account.
“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend,” his team captioned the post.
“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,” the rest of the Instagram post read.