‘Project Runway’ Alum Mychael Knight Dies at 39

Designer finished in fourth place on third season of series

Mychael Knight, a fashion designer who competed on the reality competition series “Project Runway,” died Tuesday morning, Obvious magazine reports. He was 39.

According to Obvious, Knight died at 7:25 Tuesday morning outside Atlanta, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

In a statement, the designer’s family said that Knight “meant everything to us.”

“We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle,” the statement read. “Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly. He was generous and so full of life. This is how we choose to remember his legacy.”

According to TMZ, Knight died in a hospital, where he was being treated for “intestinal issues.”

Knight, who finished in fourth place on “Project Runway” during its third season and later appeared on “Project Runway: All Star Challenge,” went on to launch his own line of lingerie and a fragrance brand, MajK.

Knight’s management company has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.