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Bill Beckwith Dead: HGTV’s ‘Curb Appeal’ Cohost Dies in Motorcycle Accident

By Minyvonne Burke m.burke@hngn.com | Dec 04, 2013 02:25 PM EST

Bill Beckwith
Bill Beckwith, cohost of HGTV's "Curb Appeal," died in a motorcycle accident. (Photo : Facebook)

Bill Beckwith, HGTV's cohost of the show "Curb Appeal" died in a motorcycle accident on Dec. 2 in San Francisco, Calif. According to local reports, Beckwith was on his motorcycle when he was struck by another car, US Weekly reports.

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The 38-year-old was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital but died from his injuries. The identity of the 30-year-old driver of the vehicle has not been released and is said to be cooperating with the investigation.

Police did not reveal how the accident happened. Beckwith hosted the HGTV show for two years with John Gidding, Chip Wade and Kimberly Lacy. Beckwith and the cast helped homeowners raise the appeal of their homes to potential buyers by making improvements on the exterior. He also founded his own construction company called BB Design Build in 2001.

"The HGTV family is deeply saddened by Bill's tragic death, and we mourn his loss along with his many family and friends who will miss his creativity, adventurous spirit, and general love of life," the network wrote on their Facebook page.

"We are heartbroken, Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Bill's family," the show posted on Facebook.

A Facebook page has been started in his honor to give fans and family members a place to share any memories or to express their grief over the news.

"My love: so kind, so bright, adventurous and strong. You are loved by so many good people! I wish you could stay with us for way longer," his girlfriend Yulia Korneeva wrote.

"Bill and his crew came to our house 2 years ago 0 I only got to know him for the 3 week that they were there," one fan wrote. "What an awesome guy who was truly present in the moment - he also was great with our 3 kids. We will miss his smile, genuine positive attitude and friendship!"

"My favorite HGTV host! So sad. I will miss him. My condolences to his loved ones," another fan wrote.

 

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