Chris March Biography
Chris March was an American fashion and costume designer popularly known for his appearance as a contestant on season 4 of Bravo’s Project Runway. He died on September 6, 2019 from a heart attack.
Chris March Age
Chris was 56 years old at the time of his death; he was born on February 25, 1963 in Alameda, California.
Chris March Project Runway
March was a contestant and a finalist on season 4 of ‘Project Runway’ on Bravo. He lost to winner Christian Siriano. He returned to the series to compete in All Stars and went ahead to have a successful career in fashion. He’s designed looks for major superstar and performers such as Madonna, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga. A stand out runway look, he designed Meryl Streep’s dress for the Academy Awards in 2010, where she was nominated for Julia and Julia.
Chris March Accident
In June 2017 Chris was involved in an accident where he fell and hit his head in his apartment. The accident saw him placed in a medically induced coma for weeks. According to a GoFundMe account set for him, his right arm was left paralyzed and had limited use of his hands and legs. He also had issues with his respiratory system.
In July 2018 he spoke about his accident in a statement shared with EW where he said; “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.
“My kidneys failed, my lung kept collapsing, my gall bladder was infected. I had a wound on my right leg. My body went septic. The coma lasted about 2 months. I came close to death many times—they called my family and they were told if they wanted to say goodbye to come right away.
Somehow I miraculously woke up—I couldn’t talk and didn’t know where I was for a couple of months. I ended up being paralyzed in both legs from the knees down. My right hand and arm are paralyzed.
This has been a long and extremely difficult journey, physically and emotionally. And I have a long way to go, just like Dorothy. I could not have survived without my family and friends. I deeply appreciate everyone who has donated to the Go Fund Me page. I have good days and bad days and the worst days you can imagine, but I still have my brain, and for that miracle I am forever grateful. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and encouragement.”
Chris March Go Fund Me
A GoFundMe account was set by Nelson Caraballo on behalf of March on March 18, 2018. At the time of the publication of this article, more than $59,000 was raised of $100,000 goal.
Chris message to his Friends, Family, and Project Runway Fans written on the page was;
“I have recently run into several setbacks in my recovery, the biggest one being that my medical insurance went up over 500% at the beginning of 2019. I am also in need of leg braces, specialized physical therapy, a hearing aid, and a new living arrangement. Where I am now is unbearable and makes me anxious and depressed every day. I have considered suicide many times. I have tried my best to make strides. There is a long road of physical therapy ahead of me. In December I was awarded disability, but California gives 95% of it to this facility, which leaves me with $52 per month. In the face of all my setbacks, I try to remain positive—the leg braces are an exciting new tool on my road to recovery. I am trying to get my tracheotomy removed, and I try my best to effect positive change in this facility for myself and all the residents here. I try to add humor, glamour, and a little glitter to my world.”
Chris March Death
Chris died on September 6, 2019. According to TMZ a source close to Chris’s family told them, “he died Thursday afternoon at 1:45 PM from a heart attack. We’re told Chris had been in and out of the hospital for the last year, but the heart attack came as a surprise to doctors and relatives.”
#BREAKING: ‘Project Runway’ Alum & Costume Designer Chris March Has Died. RIPhttps://t.co/enajBHoDrD
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 6, 2019
Chris March Cause of Death
Chris died of a heart attack.
Chris March Tribute
He was one of my very favorites and I always wanted to meet him. I know he’s had a lot of health problems over the last handful of years and my heart is with his family. This just breaks my heart https://t.co/BbkpSjrqsQ
— ??Samantha Rei?? Fashion/book person (@TheSamanthaRei) September 6, 2019
Drama Desk-nominated costume designer and @ProjectRunway alum, Chris March, has passed away.https://t.co/Yf7e9kYlYO
— BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) September 6, 2019