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. 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.”
Knight was among the finalists of “Project Runway” Season 3 and a fan favorite, ultimately coming in fourth place. He would later return “Project Runway All Stars.” In addition to his reality TV success, Knight’s other accomplishments reportedly include designing custom shirts for Starbucks, creating his own line of lingerie and developing his own fragrance, Majk.
Following the news, many posted tributes to the designer on social media:
RIP MYCHAEL KNIGHT...you are missed. You are loved. My heart is heavy can't stop crying pic.twitter.com/HPkk7TPHCe— Sexpert Tyomi (@Glamazontyomi) October 17, 2017
RIP Mychael Knight. Remembering your work and your final runway walk from your NYFW show a few weeks ago pic.twitter.com/UOsXlrtgJh— Malikah Kelly (@malikahkelly) October 17, 2017
RIP Mychael Knight— BALDIE (@baldheadgyrl) October 17, 2017
Knight’s representatives did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
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