'Curb Appeal's' Bill Beckwith dies in motorcycle crash

bill-beckwith-HGTV-curb-appeal-dies.jpgBill Beckwith, the 38-year-old co-host of HGTV do-it-yourself program "Curb Appeal," was killed Monday night (Dec. 3) in a motorcycle crash, reports the Associated Press.

The crash happened in San Francisco near the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, when Beckwith's motorcycle was struck by a passing vehicle. Police say Beckwith suffered head trauma and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. An investigation is on-going, though police also say the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash is cooperating.

Beckwith was one of three hosts of the popular outdoor renovation show, alongside John Gidding and Kimberly Lacy. HGTV says in a statement, "His creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life will be missed."

Born in Maine, Bill grew up farming with his father but eventually found himself more drawn to working on the old structures around the property, according to the HGTV biography. He later attended the University of Montana and eventually moved to northern California and opened up his own construction company, BB Design Build.
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