Kanye West Pays Tribute to 'Vogue Italia' Editor Franca Sozzani

Kanye West in 2015
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Kanye West attends the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. 

Kanye West made a rare appearance on Twitter to remember Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani -- who passed away on Thursday (Dec. 22) at age 66 in Milan after a long unspecified illness, according to Italian news agency ANSA.

"Franca Sozzani was always so nice and sincere," Wes tweeted. "You will be deeply missed." 

Sozzani teased a Vogue Italia art project with the rapper-cum-designer in 2013 and praised his talents. "He’s more than music. He’s not only about music," she told E! News at a Dream For Future Africa Foundation event.

Beyond a headline-grabbing meeting with president elect Donald Trump earlier this month, West himself has kept a low profile. In November, he was hospitalized for exhaustion, according to a source, and canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, a trek in support of his Grammy-nominated album The Life of Pablo.

Other celebrities who paid homage to Sozzani, who helmed the Italian Vogue for 28 years, included Madonna, Bella Hadid and Paris Hilton.


RIP beautiful, incredible, talented Franca Sozzani------Speechless..

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