"Project Runway Season 3" finalist Mychael Knight passed away at the age of 39 according to a report by TMZ. The real reasons of his death are not yet clear. Knight shot to fame when he appeared in the third season of Project Runway and became quite popular in the fashion fraternity. He had recently checked into a Georgia hospital where he died.

The 39-year-old had earlier revealed that he was suffering from a medical condition called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This was taking a major toll on his health. In July he had written to fans on Facebook about his condition and said that he had been suffering from it for the past five years. The food that he eats does not get absorbed and he also has a leaky gut in his intestines and toxins from food leak out to his blood stream which could lead to critical conditions, he had explained.

Michael Anthony Knight was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1978.He spent his childhood in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1996 after he received his diploma from Washingtonville Senior High School, he started his freshman year of college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. In 2001, he was awarded with the Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising by the university. The fashion buff became a part of the fashion industry after he started interning with Wilbourn Exclusives and then became a Fashion Stylist in the music industry in 2002. Long time ago he participated in "Project Runaway", in 2010 and debuted his Fall/Winter 2010 line at Charleston Fashion Week in Charleston, South Carolina.

Knight, in fact had launched his own line of clothes and lingerie.His men's and women's lingerie label was called Kitty & Dick. He also created his own unisex fragrance brand, MajK in 2008.The news of his death was officially posted by Jerris Madison and editor of Obvious Magazine and a very close friend of Knight. The Instagram post read, "We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle."