Designer and Project Runway Alum Mychael Knight Has Died at 39

Designer and Project Runway Alum Mychael Knight Has Died at 39

"We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle", The Knight family said in a statement released to Obvious Mag. He was generous and so full of life.

Fashion designer and "Project Runway" star Mychael Knight died on Tuesday in a Georgia hospital, according to TMZ and various news sources.

Knight passed away on October 17 outside Atlanta after recently checking into a hospital for treatment for intestinal issues, TMZ reports.

Terrible news today, "Project Runway" fans.

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Mychael Knight was featured on Project Runway Season 3, and despite coming in fourth overall, he took home the Fan Favorite award from viewers. "It's a loss of a great talent and we wish his family peace and solace during this hard time".

Check out Mychael's collection on the season three finale of Project Runway. In July, he revealed he had been suffering from IBS - irritable bowl syndrome - for the past five years.

After "Runway", Knight went on to launch his own clothing and lingerie lines and a unisex fragrance called Majk.

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