According to various sources, Project Runway star Mychael Knight has passed away aged 39. Obvious Mag, who first broke the news, reports that Knight passed away a little before 7:30 a.m. outside of Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday (October 17) “surrounded by his loving family and friends.”
In a statement his family said “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.”
According to TMZ, Mychael was getting treatment for intestinal issues where the Project Runway finalist recently checked him. No other report about his passing, including an official cause of death, have been published at this time.
Knight, a citizen of Atlanta, is best understood for his job on Period 3 (2006) of “Task Path,” where he completed in 4th area as well as went residence with the Follower Fave honor. After the program, in 2007, he took place to end up being a giant in the fashion business, presenting his self-titled tag on WAGER’s Slit the path as well as developing a line of customized t-shirts for the Starbucks Company.
The following year, in 2008, Knight launched a lingerie label for men and women called Kitty & Dick, as well as his unisex fragrance MajK. Knight also participated in the Project Runway: All-Star Challenge in 2009.
In 2010, Knight unveiled his Fall/Winter 2010 during Charleston Fashion Week in Charleston, South Carolina, and in 2013 he became a contestant on Season 3 of Project Runway: All Stars.
Read Mychael Knight’s Brief Bio (via Obvious Mag) below:
Michael Anthony Knight, Jr. was born on April 11, 1978, in Nuremberg, Germany to Pamela and Michael Anthony Knight, Sr.Although Knight spent his childhood in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1996, he received his high school diploma from Washingtonville Senior High School in Washingtonville, New York. Later that same year, Knight began his freshman year of college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. In 2001, this university awarded Knight a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising.After completing his undergraduate studies, Knight broke into the fashion industry in Atlanta, Georgia by working as an intern at Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001 and then by becoming a Fashion Stylist in the music industry in 2002.In 2005, Knight auditioned for the second season of the Bravo network reality television series, Project Runway, but he was not accepted as a Season Two Contestant. In 2006, Knight reauditioned for Project Runway, and this time he was accepted as a contestant for season three. Knight went on to win season three’s Fan Favorite award and to place fourth in the overall competition.In 2007, Knight introduced his label, Mychael Knight, on BET’s Rip the Runway and he designed a line of custom tees for the Starbucks Corporation.In 2008, Knight launched Kitty & Dick, his female and male lingerie label, and his unisex fragrance, MajK.On August 20, 2009, the Project Runway: All-Star Challenge aired on Lifetime Television. Knight joined Daniel Vosovic and Santino Rice of season two, Jeffrey Sebelia and Uli Herzner of season three, Chris March and Sweet P of season four, and Korto Momolu of season five in a special, “one-shot” competition where the winner, Daniel Vosovic, received $ 100,000.On March 17, 2010, Mychael Knight debuted his Fall/Winter 2010 line at Charleston Fashion Week in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2013, Knight became a contestant on Project Runway: All Stars (season 3).