Chris March, ‘Project Runway’ Star, Dies At 56 After Heart Attack
Chris March, known best for Project Runway and the Bravo series Mad Fashion, has died at age 56. March suffered a fatal heart attack on Thursday, though he had been struggling with this health since 2017 after an accident in his home. He confirmed the effects of that accident to Entertainment Weekly in 2018. “Dear Everyone, today is the one-year anniversary of my accident, so I wanted to tell you what happened so you hear it from me… I fell and hit my head in my apartment. It’s that simple. I passed out and laid there for 4 days. I woke up and called 911 and somehow got to the hospital. In the hospital, all sorts of medical problems happened: My blood sugar was over 500. My organs started failing, my right lung collapsed, and they had to give me a tracheotomy and put me on a ventilator.”
He was later medically induced into a coma that lasted two months and woke up paralyzed in both legs, and one arm and hand were paralyzed as well.
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This is how I’m going to remember Chris March, dressed as Lisa Vanderpump as I wear a Giggy costume he made for one of our first Halloween specials. Chris was a finalist on Season 4 of Project Runway. He designed for everyone from Beyoncé, Gaga, Madonna, Meryl, Prince and many legendary downtown drag queens (And Sonja Morgan!). He had a big booming laugh; he was a joy and delight. #RIP
Bravo’s Andy Cohen commented on March’s passing with a message on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of the two from an episode of Watch What Happens Live! “This is how I’m going to remember Chris March, dressed as Lisa Vanderpump as I wear a Giggy costume he made for one of our first Halloween specials,” Cohen wrote. “He had a big booming laugh; he was a joy and delight.”
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