Venus Williams pays tribute to the late Virgil Abloh, urges fans to take their health seriously

Venus Williams was among those devastated by the death of fashion designer Virgil Abloh, as the former World No.1 was a huge fan and admired the late Abloh's work.

Abloh, who was a hugely popular designer and entrepreneur, passed away on Sunday after a private battle with cancer over the last few years. He was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear collection and also the CEO of the Off White label.

At a tribute show for Abloh, Williams gave her condolences and urged people to closely monitor their health.

"This is an opportunity to celebrate Virgil's life and an opportunity for us to take our health and wellness more seriously because we are fortunate enough to be able to control it," Williams said in a video posted on Instagram, as per TENNIS magazine.

"Just praying for Virgil and his family."

The seven-time Grand Slam champion was not the only tennis player affected by Abloh's sudden passing, as Frenchman Gael Monfils and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime also gave their respects to the late designer.

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