Fashion designer Mychael Knight died on Tuesday, Oct. 17 of an intestinal disorder. He was 39. A go-to designer for stars like actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd, Knight was beloved. Friends like Always A List journalist Jawn Murray expressed their grief on social media. Murray shared in part, “My friend went home to be with God today and I promise you, this one hurts like hell. As a person of faith, I’m supposed to rejoice in knowing my friend had a relationship with God and Heaven will be his final resting place. But the human side of me is devastated — completely, because my friend had so many more dreams, goals and milestones to reach in life. And today, I’m feeling really human because I don’t understand why he’s gone!”

Shepherd writes, “My heart hurts so much today bc I lost my friend, my little brother @mychaelknight. I was a fan of Mychael’s since I first saw him on #ProjecctRunway & when @jawnmurray finally put us together, it was a match made in #heaven. We clicked immediately & Mychael said he was going to be my stylist for the long haul. He had a wicked sense of humour and was the most creative man I knew. Mychael had a sixth sense when it came to styling women… he brought out the best of your features and I always felt like a princess when he styled me. Mychael taught me that Spanx is a girl’s best friend and Lord help me if someone took a pic of me & I wasn’t red carpet ready. I respected his business acumen, his honesty and integrity. When he said he wanted to collaborate w me on a curvy line of clothing for women, I thought we’d struck gold. The blush gown I am wearing, Mychael custom designed & sewed (in 24 hours) for the daytime Emmys. Mychael how I wish your dreams weren’t cut short – but so thankful for the time I was allowed to be a part of your life. I know you are in #heaven updating the Angels’ wardrobe (“Lord! Wings are so 90s!”). I love you my friend #RIP #alwaysafan”

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