by Barry Burch Jr.
Another celebrity has been killed in a motor vehicle accident, which goes to show that no one is immune to their own mortality.
Bill Beckwith, co-host of the HGTV show “Curb Appeal,” died in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco, as reported by NBC10Philadelphia. Beckwith, 38, was identified by a San Francisco medical examiner. Sadly, he was the victim of a fatal crash at 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, which happened right outside the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. He died at San Francisco General Hospital.
In a statement obtained by E!News, the network offers its condolences. “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 statement reads.
A statement by police reads, “The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperative with police investigators. [Beckwith] was transported to [San Francisco General Hospital] where he died from injuries sustained in the collision. “
A page celebrating Beckwith’s life was created earlier today. His girlfriend, Yulia Korneeva, made a comment. “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,” she wrote.
There is a memorial scheduled to take place on Sunday.
A carpenter and a general contractor, Beckwith specialized in home renovation as one of the three hosts of “Curb Appeal.” He was raised on a farm in Maine and was the owner of his own construction business in the Bay Area, as reported by eonline.com. A statement by HGTV says that his “creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life will be missed.”
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