Project Runway alum, Mad Fashion host, and celebrated designer Chris March has passed away. According to TMZ, March died Thursday from a heart attack.

An anonymous source close to the family told the celebrity news site that March has been in and out of the hospital in the last year. He also suffered a bad fall two years ago, which was near-fatal and left him in a coma for two months, according to a GoFundMe page titled, "Chris March Medical Fund." But according to the source, the 56-year-old still continued making dresses despite his health condition.

March was known for his love of avant-garde pieces, and counted among his clients Beyoncé, Meryl Streep, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. He was also a dear friend to many, including fellow Project Runway season 4 competitor, and renowned womenswear designer Christian Siriano.

Read the messages of love remembering the designer below.

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