Reality TV star, Mychael Knight has died unexpectedly at the age of 39.

Mychael, who most notably came fourth in the third series of Project Runway in 2005, has died at the age of 39. He also starred in an All-Star version of the show in 2010.

TMZ reports that Knight died shortly after checking into a hospital in Georgia. He was apparently being treated for intestinal issues and died around 7:30 AM on Tuesday morning.

His family has since posted a statement, reading: “We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle.

After his appearance in the show, he went on to have a successful career in fashion and created T-shirts for Starbucks, created male and female underwear,  as well as launched various fragrances.

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The cause of his death has not been revealed, but earlier in the year, writing on Facebook, the Runway star wrote: “this year has really taken a toll on my health… badly.” Before revealing that he had IBS which meant that he wasn’t able to digest nutrients properly.