'Project Runway' Fan Favorite Mychael Knight Dies at Age 39

'Project Runway' Fan Favorite Mychael Knight Dies at Age 39

Obvious Magazine reports that Knight passed away surrounded by family and friends Tuesday morning. Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly.

Knight became known in the fashion world after placing fourth during season three of Project Runway in 2006. He was generous and so full of life.

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


The famed designer was born on April 11, 1978, in Nuremberg, Germany, though he spent his childhood in Montgomery, Alabama.

Knight jump-started his fashion career by interning for Atlanta-based Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001. In addition to his reality TV success, Knight's other accomplishments reportedly include designing custom shirts for Starbucks, creating his own line of lingerie and developing his own fragrance, Majk. In 2010, he debuted a Fall/Winter line at Charleston Fashion Week in SC. He returned for the "Project Runway: All Star Challenge" in 2009, and competed on "Project Runway: All Stars" Season 3 in 2013.

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