Entertainment Music Kanye West Dedicates His Sunday Service to Virgil Abloh: 'In Loving Memory' Fashion designer Virgil Abloh died on Sunday after a two-year battle with "a rare, aggressive form of cancer," according to his family By Abigail Adams Abigail Adams Instagram Twitter Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 28, 2021 07:26 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kanye West. Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Kanye West has dedicated his latest Sunday Service to Virgil Abloh, who passed away on Sunday at age 41 after a two-year battle with cancer. The service was held hours after Abloh's family announced on Instagram that the late designer had died from "a rare, aggressive form of cancer" called cardiac angiosarcoma. "In loving memory of Virgil Abloh, the creative director of Donda," West, 44, wrote in a message that remained on the site after the event. During the service, West's choir delivered an emotional rendition of Adele's hit single "Easy on Me" from her new album 30, featuring a revised section of the song. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Off-White Designer Virgil Abloh Dies at Age 41 After Privately Battling Cancer for 2 Years For the first verse, the choir performed a modified set of lyrics. "I know your love flows like a river, and I could wash myself in it forever," they sang. "I know there is hope in these waters, but I can't bring myself to swim when I am drowning in my sin." For more on Virgil Abloh and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast on PEOPLE Every Day. The chorus' lyrics were also tweaked: "Go easy on me, father. I am still your child, and I need a chance to feel your love around." Both Chicago natives, Abloh and West began working together in 2002, according to Vogue, and collaborated on various projects throughout the years, including the rapper's 2011 joint album with JAY-Z called Watch the Throne, which led to a Grammy nomination for Abloh. Edward Berthelot/Getty Celebrities Honor Virgil Abloh After Designer Dies at 41 Following 2-Year Battle with Cancer Despite undergoing "numerous challenging treatments" while ill, Abloh's family said the late designer didn't stray from his artistic self. "Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered," the family said on Instagram. "Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design." They added, "We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil's life."