Abloh died on Nov. 28, following a private years-long battle with a rare form of cancer. In wake of the tragic news, Drake and other celebrities took to Instagram to pay tribute to the Illinois native and celebrate his influence on both fashion and music.
“My plan is to touch the sky 1000 more times for you,” Drake wrote on Instagram, “love you eternally brother 🕊thank you for everything.”
Drake and Abloh’s friendship has been well-documented over the years. Abloh, who served as the creative director of Off-White and LV Men’s, helped design Drizzy’s custom private jet, as well as a Patek Philippe Nautilus, watch that Drizzy referenced on Future’s “Life Is Good” track: “Virgil got a Patek on my wrist goin’ nuts,” he rapped in the chorus.
Drake’s extensive tattoo collection includes multiple tributes to famous figures like Aaliyah, Sade, the Beatles, and Lil Wayne. He also has ink honouring his father, Dennis Graham and the Drakkar Noir cologne.