Bill Beckwith


A tragic accident took the life of Bill Beckwith.

The 38-year-old cohost of HGTV's show Curb Appeal was struck by a car and killed while riding his motorcycle in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood, according to local reports. The incident occurred near the corner of Oak and Steiner streets at roughly 8:30 p.m. Monday, police said. He died at San Francisco General Hospital.

"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 network said in a statement obtained by E! News.

"The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperative with police investigators," police said in a statement. "[Beckwith] was transported to [San Francisco General Hospital] where he died from injuries sustained in the collision. "

A Facebook page in Beckwith's memory was created earlier today, and his girlfriend, Yulia Korneeva, wrote on the page, "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."

A memorial is being organized by family members, and is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

Beckwith, a native of Maine and University of Montana graduate, founded his San Francisco company BB Design Build in 2001, which specialized in cabinetry and finish work. He went on to star on Curb Appeal, a half-hour reality show that features makeovers on the exteriors of dated homes.

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