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Look: Shaun White has cool Olympic tribute to celebrity who died last year

Shaun White in snowboard gear

Shaun White is using his fifth Winter Olympics as an opportunity to pay tribute to a famous figure who recently passed away.

The legendary snowboarder showed up to the Beijing Games carrying his board in a custom-made Louis Vuitton case. White did it to honor the late designer Virgil Abloh. He posted a picture of the case on Twitter with the caption, “Virgil was here.”

Abloh, a famous fashion designer for Louis Vuitton, died in November at the age of 41 after a battle with cancer. Vanity Fair adds that White worked with Abloh on designing the snowboard case before Abloh’s death.

White will be competing in the men’s halfpipe event later this week, hoping to add to his career tally of three Olympic gold medals. White also gave a big announcement about his future over the weekend, making his tribute to Abloh here especially meaningful.

Photo: Feb 13, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Shaun White (USA) reacts after a run in the halfpipe final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Phoenix Snow Park. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports


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