'Project Runway' Star Mychael Knight Reportedly Dead At 39

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Fashion designer Mychael Knight died this morning at a hospital outside Atlanta.

We are sad to report that Mychael Knight has passed away at the age of 39.

In a post on Obvious magazine's website, Knight's family writes, "We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle".

Born in Germany on April 11, 1978, Knight divided his childhood between Alabama and NY. "This is how we choose to remember his legacy". He went to Georgia Southern University for his undergraduate studies and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising in 2001. He returned to compete in a one-off All-Star Challenge prior to Season 6, and again in Season 3 of Project Runway All-Stars, finishing eighth.

Knight was the head designer and creative director of his own collection and had recently launched a secondary line called MYKA.Mychael Knight. TV viewers may know him as a finalist on Season 3 of Project Runway in 2006. In 2008, he launched his female and male lingerie label, Kitty & Dick, and his unisex fragrance, MajK.

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