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Mychael Knight, who placed fourth in the third season of Project Runway, died this morning at age 39.

TMZ reports:

Knight died after recently checking into a hospital. We’re told he’d been getting treatment for intestinal issues when he passed at around 7:30 AM.

In its report, the website OBVIOUS, which broke the news, didn’t mention “intestinal issues,” but did suggest Knight’s condition was serious. According to OBVIOUS: “Mychael died at 7:25 am EST outside of Atlanta, GA on October 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family and friends. His family asks that their privacy is respected during this time of grieving.” Additionally, OBVIOUS ran this statement from Knight’s family:

“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

In his post-Runway career, Knight launched a clothing label, a female/male lingerie label, and his own unisex fragrance.