Virgil Abloh was honored in a big way in his hometown — with a memorial service full of big names … including Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, just to name a few.
The service went down Monday at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Chicago, with scores of people showing up … including the above-mentioned names, and many more. Other stars who were there — Tyler the Creator (who delivered an emotional eulogy), Drake, Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean and A$AP Rocky.
Like we said … TTC was one of the handful of folks who spoke, and he ended up breaking down in tears remembering Virgil.
It turned out to be more than just a somber affair — there was a live performance put on by none other than Lauryn Hill, who was also wiping away tears throughout. All in all, the service made for a lot of waterworks, and a lot of tributes and stories in Virgil’s name.
On the way out, paps caught Kim with some shades on … and also snapped RiRi and A$AP arm in arm, with everyone looking pretty blue. Ye was spotted outside too — but he actually stopped to sign a bunch of autographs for people.
As we reported … Virgil recently passed away from cancer — a private battle he didn’t disclose publicly, but one his closest friends were aware of. He’d just been tapped to head up Louis Vuitton’s men’s line as their artistic director — this after a successful run as CEO of Off-White, his own fashion house.
The news sent shockwaves across Hollywood and beyond — with an untold number of stars coming out with condolences … as Virgil had friends far and wide in the entertainment industry.
He was 41. RIP