TV Host Dies in Traffic Collision

Dec 4, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A television personality who hosted a cable show has been killed in a traffic collision. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that HGTV’s Bill Beckwith, a co-host on “Curb Appeal,” died following a motorcycle crash Monday in San Francisco.

Beckwith, 38, was hit by a car at about 8:30 p.m. near Oak and Steiner streets in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood, and died at San Francisco General Hospital, the story reports. The driver of the car, who was not identified, stopped and cooperated with law enforcement, the piece says.

Beckwith starred on “Curb Appeal” after founding his own cabinetry and finish work company, BB Design Build, in 2001. The HGTV show features older homes getting makeovers.

In a statement, HGTV said: “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."

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