Bill Beckwith, 'Curb Appeal' Host, Dies In Motorcycle Crash At 38
Bill Beckwith, a contractor who shot to celebrity status on HGTV’s Curb Appeal, died on Monday in a motorcycle accident. He was 38.
Bill Beckwith Killed In Motorcycle Crash
Beckwith had been riding his motorcycle through the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco on Monday evening when he collided with another vehicle, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. Following the accident, Beckwith was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash.
"Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us," HGTV said on the show's Facebook page. "We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Bill's family."
Beckwith served as a co-host on Curb Appeal with John Gidding, Chip Wade and Kimberly Lacy. The erstwhile program would follow the three contractors as they remade the outside of a family’s home.
After studying English and martial arts at the University of Montana and doing contruction on the side, Beckwith moved to Northern California where he launched his own company – BB Design Build. He was also a known motorcycle enthusiastiast, often taking to social media to share posts and photos of his lengthy rides – including a weeklong trip through Death Valley.
In October, Beckwith took to Facebook to share inspiring words about living lfe after witnessing a near-fatal accident. “Was the first one out of my truck this a.m. at a head-on collision, made sure everyone was breathing and then directed traffic,” he wrote. “A solid reminder that our lives can change at any instant, and to be grateful for what I have right now."
Beckwith leaves behind his girlfriend Yulia Korneeva.
– Chelsea Regan