Fashion icon and former Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 18), TMZ and other outlets have reported. The trailblazing journalist was 73 years old.

According to TMZ, Talley died on Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, New York after battling an unknown illness.

Talley got his start working at Andy Warhol’s Factory and writing for Interview Magazine. The North Carolina native went on to work as the Paris bureau chief at Women’s Wear Daily and also wrote for The New York Times and other outlets. Talley joined Vogue as the outlet’s fashion news director in 1983. He broke barriers at the iconic fashion magazine, moving up the ranks and becoming the first Black man to serve as creative director in 1988. Besides trailblazing his own path, Talley was also known for opening doors for others. During his time with Vogue, he pushed high-end designers to include more Black models in their shows.

Talley left Vogue and moved to Paris to work for W in 1995, but ultimately returned to the outlet three years later. He finally departed from Vogue in 2013.

Talley was also the fashion adviser for the Obama family during Barack Obama’s presidency. He styled both Former President Obama and Michelle Obama, also connecting the former first lady with designer Jason Wu, who designed her inauguration gown.

Elsewhere in his career, Talley also served as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model” and was the subject of the documentary, The Gospel According to André. Last year, France awarded Talley the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres honor for arts and letters.

On Tuesday, fans of Talley’s reacted to his death on social media.

“Rest in Fashion,” Cardi B posted on her Instagram Story.

“Love you André,” Kim Kardashian captioned a photo of herself and the fashion giant.

See more reactions and tributes to Talley on Twitter below.