Project Runway Spring 2007 - Michael KnightHorrible news today, "Project Runway" fans. Fashion designer Mychael Knight died this morning at a hospital outside Atlanta. He was 39.

Knight placed fourth on "Project Runway" Season 3 and won the Fan Favorite award that season. He returned for the "Project Runway: All Star Challenge" in 2009, and competed on "Project Runway: All Stars" Season 3 in 2013.

Mychael's family shared a statement with OBVIOUS Magazine:

"We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle. 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." – The Knight Family

According to TMZ, Knight died after recently checking into the hospital, where he'd been getting treatment for intestinal issues. In July, he revealed he had been suffering from IBS -- irritable bowl syndrome -- for the past five years. It's not clear yet whether IBS was related to his cause of death.

Here's Mychael's PR Season 3 finale show:Knight's fans and colleagues are still learning about his death, and reacting with shock:

Tim Gunn Hosts Project Runway Season III & TRESemme Finale Viewing Party

Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.

Project Runway TV Show Poster
Project Runway
TVPGDecember 1, 2004
Based on 12 critics

Up-and-coming designers compete for a chance to have a show in New York's Fall Fashion Week. Read More