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Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh died Sunday in Chicago, Ill, after a private 2-year battle with cancer. He was 41.

In 2019, Abloh was diagnosed with malignant primary cardiac angiosarcoma, an extremely rare tumor of the heart.

His death was announced in a tweet by luxury group LVMH and the Off-White label on Sunday.

"We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom," Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH said in a statement.

The designer was the first Black man to head a major European fashion house when Louis Vuitton named him as menswear designer in 2018.

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Abloh graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He received his Master of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2006.

He first gained fame in the mid-2000s through his affiliation with rap producer Ye, formerly Kanye West, after the two met at a Chicago print shop where Abloh worked.

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Abloh interned at Fendi in the same class as Ye in 2009. He worked in Fendi's Rome, Italy office, where he and Ye began to collaborate on designs.

In 2010, Ye appointed Abloh as creative director of his DONDA agency. In 2011, Ye hired Abloh as the artistic director for his and Jay Z's album Watch the Throne.

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Abloh founded his second fashion house Off-White in 2013. He launched Off-White's women's wear line in 2014.

In 2018, Abloh designed a custom Off-White gown and veil for Hailey Bieber's wedding day. On the veil, he included his famous quotation marks design around the words "till death do us part".

In 2019, LVMH reported a 20% growth in sales attributed in part to Abloh's appointment as artistic director.

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In July 2021, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton announced it acquired a 60% stake in Off-White, with Abloh retaining 40%.

Abloh leaves behind his wife, Shannon Sundberg, and their two children.

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Channel 2 Action News Anchor Jovita Moore has died from brain cancer, three months after revealing her diagnosis. She was 54.

"It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of passing of Channel 2's Jovita Moore," Channel 2 Actions News reported

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"Jovita died overnight, seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Jovita had been with Channel 2 Action News since 1998. She is survived by her mother, her two wonderful children and stepdaughter, who she called the most important accomplishments of her life."

Moore was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April, less than a month after she received the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

After the surgery, doctors determined the tumors were an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

Moore gave Channel 2 Action News permission to report her brain tumor diagnosis on Thursday, July 29, after undergoing.

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"Our girl is strong. Our girl is a fighter and she's doing great every day," WSB-TV Community and Public Affairs Director Condace Pressley told WSB.

Moore leaves behind her mom and three children, two daughters and a son.

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Retired Gen. Colin Luther Powell, who served as the first Black U.S. secretary of state, has died of COVID-19. He was 84.

Powell died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 18. His death was due to complications related to COVID-19.

He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.

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"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," his family wrote. They thanked the staff at the hospital near Washington, D.C., but didn't clarify which vaccines he received.

Powell was previously diagnosed with multiple myeloma before he died. It isn't clear if the multiple myeloma diagnosis was related to the vaccines he received.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the immune system. Plasma cells are white blood cells that produce antibodies in response to an invasion of a virus or other antigen, such as an experimental vaccine.

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Powell was a highly decorated retired four-star general and one of the highest-ranking Black people in the White House when he served as U.S. secretary of state under ex-President George W. Bush from 2001-2005.

Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, also served as national security adviser to ex-President Ronald Reagan (1987-1989), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under former President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993), and an adviser to ex-President Barack Obama (2007).

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Former President George W. Bush, right, called Powell "a great man" in a statement on Monday.

Bush noted that Powell "was such a favorite of Presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice.

Powell leaves behind his wife Alma Johnson, and their three adult children, Michael, Linda, and Annemarie.

Condolences continue to pour in from around the world on social media.

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Singer Kelis' husband, photographer Mike Mora is documenting his battle with stage 4 stomach cancer on his Instagram page.

Mora shared his cancer fight in a series of Instagram posts from his hospital bed. In one post he wrote that his stage 4 stomach cancer was diagnosed "just in time."

Mora, 36, said he began experiencing back pain and a loss of appetite after moving with his family to a farm outside Los Angeles a year ago.

After seeing several specialists, Mora was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma. He was told the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in his back.

"This picture was taken as I was being transferred to the oncology section of UCLA Santa Monica from nearby Ronald Reagan hospital," he captioned an Instagram post.

"This gentleman, Latin brotha, saw how weak I was. He looked back at me before leaving my room and said, 'I've seen people make it out of the craziest situations, be strong brotha, you got this.' I'll never forget his face."

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Mora also said his doctor told him he had only 18 months to live. "They said 18 months. It's been exactly 12," he wrote.

He shared words of wisdom with his Instagram followers.

"You always see people post about how life is too short. How you should reach out to those you love no matter where life has taken you. It is the truth. Don't take your time here, your time with friends, family, for granted. Shit can be over just like that!"

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Mora and Kelis were married in 2014. They have two children together - a 2-year-old daughter and a son, 6.

Kelis, 42, shares a 12-year-old son with rapper Nas. They divorced in 2010 after 5 years of marriage.
 

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William "Willie" Garson kept his sexuality secret to avoid the controversy of a heterosexual playing a ghey man on TV.

Garson died Tuesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Willie Garson played openly ghey Stanford Blatch, a beloved talent agent who was referred to as the "Fifth Lady" in HBO's Sex and the City.

Garson played his role so well that fans of the show assumed he was homosexual in real life.

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Blatch was besties with Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshow on the HBO series.

In the last two seasons of the show, his character, Blatch, was romantically linked with Broadway dancer Marcus Adente (Sean Palmer).

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In real life, Garson was involved in a longterm relationship with a woman who didn't want children. So he adopted a boy, Nathen, as a single father.

"He's an adult and soon to be taking care of me which is really why I got him to be honest," Garson said about Nathen, now 20. "He's lovely and a really special guy. He's wonderful and he's in college in Ohio."

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In an interview with Page Six last year Willie explained how he kept his sexuality a secret "for years" over fears his heterosexuality would be "offensive to gay people".

"For years I didn't talk about it because I found it to be offensive to gay people. People playing gay characters jumping up and down screaming that they're not gay, like that would somehow be a bad thing if they were."

He added:

"When the question would come up during the show I would say, 'When I was on White Collar no one ever asked me if I was a conman, and when I was on NYPD Blue, nobody ever asked me if I was a murderer.

"This is what we do for a living, portray people."

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NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg Leakes has lost his long battle with stage 3 colon cancer. He was 66.

Gregg Leakes is most notably known for appearing alongside his wife on 12 seasons of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The family issued a statement via publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes:

"Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes. We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time."

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The couple's 22-year-old son, Brentt, posted a message on his Instagram Story, encouraging others to spend quality time with loved ones.

"Spend time with your loved ones every chance you get. Time is so... valuable dog. I can't express it. I'm learning the hard way watching my dad fight every day.

"Please go create memories with ya people."

NeNe, 53, revealed in June that Gregg - who was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018 - was battling the disease again after going into remission.
 
READ ALSO: NeNe Leakes’ husband home from hospital following stage 3 colon cancer treatment
 
Colon cancer disproportionately affects Black people who are 40% more likely to die from it.

Last month, the TV personality canceled a planned gig hosting "The Talk." She explained she'd received happy news that Gregg was being discharged from the hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure.

"I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks."

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NeNe Leakes revealed her husband Gregg Leakes is "transitioning to the other side" in his battle with cancer.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star clapped back at a customer who called her "rude" at her Linnethia lounge in Duluth.

NeNe, real name Linnethia Monique Leakes, was upset after a customer called her "rude" for not wishing her a happy birthday.

In the video footage obtained by Instagram blog OnSite, NeNe can be heard wishing the patron a "happy birthday" before saying she didn't realize she would grab the mic that night.

"I want to be at peace. If you see me, you see my son, Okay, give us a lot of love. My husband is transitioning to the other side. You don't know what we're dealing with right now. We walked in this lounge because we had to walk in this lounge because this is our business.

"So, when people approach and say, 'You're rude because you don't want to say happy birthday,' my husband is at home dying. I don't want to say 'happy birthday,' okay?"

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NeNe, 53, revealed in June that Gregg - who was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018 - was battling the disease again after going into remission.
 
READ ALSO: NeNe Leakes’ husband home from hospital following stage 3 colon cancer treatment
 
Colon cancer disproportionately affects Black people who are 40% more likely to die from it.

Last month, the TV personality canceled a planned gig hosting "The Talk." She explained she'd received happy news that Gregg was being discharged from the hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure.

"I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks."

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NeNe admitted she is going through a "difficult" time, and her 67-year-old husband is "different".

She described a condition called cachexia (wasting syndrome) which means a patient loses fat and muscle mass due to atrophy after being bedridden. Unlike normal weight loss, cachexia is not reversible.

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Speaking in a recent Instagram Live, she said:

"He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different.

"I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too."

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011. They remarried in a televised wedding in 2013.
 

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Comedienne Kathy Griffin has been diagnosed with lung cancer, despite "never smoking", and will undergo surgery to have part of her left lung removed.

The 60-year-old comedienne took to Instagram on Monday to reveal she has new onset stage one cancer in her left lung and will have half of her left lung removed today, Aug. 2.

Kathy wrote:

"I've got to tell you guys something. I have cancer. I'm about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed. Yes, I have lung cancer even though I've never smoked! The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung. Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing."

The Glee star is hopeful that she will make a full recovery after surgery and predicted she will be "up and running around as usual" within a month.

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She added:

"I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less. It's been a helluva 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I'm gonna be just fine."

Griffin was fully vaccinated months before her cancer diagnosis.

She went on to praise the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, saying:

"Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It'll save your life. XX00, KG."

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NeNe Leakes' husband, Gregg Leakes is home from the hospital after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for stage 3 colon cancer last month.

The former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star revealed in June that her beloved spouse Gregg Leakes - who was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018 - was battling cancer again.

On Thursday, NeNe pulled out of a planned appearance hosting "The Talk" after receiving the happy news that her life partner was being discharged from the hospital near Atlanta.
 
READ ALSO: Wendy Williams believes NeNe Leakes will beg for her job back

Asked why she hadn't been on the show as planned, NeNe replied:

"I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks."

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She explained he'd undergone a similar surgical procedure in the past and spent just over two weeks as an inpatient.

She said at the time:

"He's in the hospital. He's been in the hospital, tomorrow it'll be a week.

"I'm sure he'll be home in about a week or so. He had to have a surgery, (because) his cancer did return. He's had this surgery before and he was in the hospital for about 15 days."

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The 53-year-old reality star admitted it is a "difficult" time for her, and her 66-year-old husband is battling a debilitating wasting syndrome called cachexia.

Cachexia is characterized by significant muscle loss, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, and decreased quality of life.

Weight loss and muscle loss caused by cachexia can not be regained.

Speaking in an Instagram Live with The Jasmine Brand, NeNe said:

"He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different.

"I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too."

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011, only to get back together and re-marry in 2013.

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NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg Leakes was recently admitted to a local hospital when his colon cancer returned after going into remission.

The former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star revealed her husband's colon cancer diagnosis in 2018.

Gregg underwent surgery and chemotherapy and was in remission - until his cancer recurred recently.

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"He's in the hospital. He's been in the hospital, tomorrow it'll be a week," she said in an Instagram Live with blogger Jasmine Brand.

"I'm sure he'll be home in about a week or so. He had to have a surgery, his cancer did return. He's had this surgery before and he was in the hospital for about 15 days."

The 53-year-old reality star admitted it is a "difficult" time for her, and her 66-year-old husband is battling a debilitating wasting syndrome called cachexia.

Cachexia is significant muscle loss, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, and decreased quality of life.

"He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different. I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too."

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In May 2019, NeNe took to Instagram to share a picture of Gregg holding a sign which read: "No cancer found! Praise God..."

She added the caption:

"Look at God! We are over joyed to say, we saw the doctors for the results of Gregg's Pet Scan he took last week! Test show, wait for It... WE ARE CANCER FREE!!! [sic]"

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011. They remarried in 2013 in a ceremony that was filmed for reality TV.

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In January 2019, Gregg apologized to NeNe for giving her a hard time amid his cancer battle.

"We always hurt the ones we Love, because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back. I'm tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it together.. She's done NO wrong... this is ALL on me...... Cancer WILL change your Life... [sic]"

An exhausted NeNe wanted to hire a home health nurse to care for her husband, but he refused.