HGTV Fans Saddend Today

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BILL-BECKWITHSad news for folks who are like me, and are fans of home improvement shows.  Bill Beckwith, one of the hosts of the HGTV series Curb Appeal, died in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco on Monday night.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the 38-year-old Beckwith was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a car. He later died at a San Francisco hospital.

The 30-year-old male driver of the car, who has not been named by authorities, cooperated with investigators.

Beckwith, who founded his construction company BB Design Build in San Francisco over a decade ago, was one of three hosts of the home improvement show Curb Appeal, along with John Gidding and Kimberly Lacy.

HGTV says in a statement obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, “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.”

Beckwith’s family has created a Facebook page in his memory. On the page, his girlfriend, Yulia Korneeva, wrote, “My love, so kind and bright, adventurous and strong. You are loved by so many good people! I wish you could stay with us for way longer.”

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