HGTV Host Bill Beckwith Dies in Motorcycle Accident

'Curb Appeal' co-host died in San Francisco Monday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2013 9:17 AM CST
Updated Dec 4, 2013 10:58 AM CST

The co-host of HGTV home renovation show Curb Appeal died Monday night in a motorcycle accident, Today reports. Bill Beckwith was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle in San Francisco, a police spokesperson says; the car's driver was cooperative. Beckwith, a carpenter, founded his own construction company in the city in 2001. "My love: so kind, so bright, adventurous and strong," wrote girlfriend Yulia Korneeva on a Facebook memorial page. "You are loved by so many good people! I wish you could stay with us for way longer."

"We are heartbroken," reads a post on the show's official Facebook page. "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." (Read more HGTV stories.)

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