'Project Runway' Designer Chris March Dead at 56

'Project Runway' Alum Chris March Dead at 56

Drama Desk-Nominated Costume Designer, Chris March, Passes Away At Age 56

Bravo's Project Runway alum Chris March has passed away two years after suffering from a "debilitating accident" in June 2017, The Daily Dish has confirmed.

The pair competed in season 4 of Project Runway together, which Siriano won and March placed 4th on.

March appeared on Project Runway Season 4, as well as Project Runway All-Stars.

The designer, who was best known on the show for his avant-garde costume work, suffered a heart attack this week.

Now, friends and fans alike have taken to social media to share their memories of March, and condolences over his passing.

The New York City resident had worked with some of the best stars around, including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Coolidge, Meryl Streep and Beyonce.

Bravo's Andy Cohen mourned the news with an Instagram post on Friday, writing that March "had a big booming laugh; he was a joy and delight". "We wish his friends and families peace during this hard time". "He will truly be missed", the statement read. Following his hospitalization, March entered a nursing facility.

March finished fourth place in the fourth season of Bravo's Project Runway in 2008. He was later taken down to the hospital and was in coma for 2 months with severe problems like high blood pressure, paralyzed (both legs and right arm), organs were nearly failed with what they were programmed to do, lungs collapsed, and due to this, doctors gave him Tracheotomy and was on Ventilation.

It's believed Chris has been out and in of hospital over the previous 12 months, however the coronary heart assault got here as a shock to his docs and household.

Despite the hospital stays and health issues, Chris March continued to design dresses up until his death. The fall had led to a collapsed lung and organ failure. "With skyrocketing medical payments, his medical insurance has maxed out and he's in determined want of steady bodily remedy in an effort to get again on monitor", Chris' pal, Nelson Caraballo, wrote on the GoFundMe web page. I had a wound on my right leg.

March added, "I try to add humor, glamour, and a little glitter to my world". He also had his own Bravo show called Mad Fashion.

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