'Project Runway' Designer Mychael Knight Dies at 39

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Designer Mychael Knight attends Champagne Life for the Moet Rose Lounge at MF Sushi Buckhead on September 1, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fashion designer Mychael Knight has died at the age of 39. TV viewers may know him as a finalist on Season 3 of Project Runway in 2006. He then returned for a role on the All Stars version of the fashion design competition show.

Knight died on Tuesday at a hospital in Georgia. He reportedly checked into the hospital because he was receiving treatment for intestinal issues.

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“We are saddened to hear about the passing of a member of the Project Runway family, designer Mychael Knight,” Lifetime said in a statement. “It’s a loss of a great talent and we wish his family peace and solace during this difficult time.”

Knight was the head designer and creative director of his own collection and had recently launched a secondary line called MYKA.Mychael Knight. Before his death, he told Ebony, he was also wanted to move into the costume world of film and TV.

TMZ was first to report the news of Knight’s passing.

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