Highlights of entertainment news: Louis Vuitton star designer Virgil Abloh dies after private battle with cancer; Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theater, has died aged 91

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Louis Vuitton star designer Virgil Abloh dies in private battle with cancer

Virgil Abloh, the son of Ghanaian immigrants born in the United States and who became the most prominent black designer in fashion and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections, died on Sunday at the age of 41 years old, after a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Abloh, who has also worked as a DJ and visual artist, was since March 2018 the male artistic director of Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury brand.

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theater, has died aged 91

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who has helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with works such as “West Side Story”, “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd “, died Friday morning at the age of 91. , said his publicist. The great comedian died at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, spokeswoman Kathryn Zuckerman told Reuters by email, saying she had little additional information. The news was reported earlier by The New York Times.

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