Bill Beckwith Dies; HGTV Star Was 38

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Bill Beckwith, a carpenter and fan favorite fixture on HGTV's show Curb Appeal, has died in a motorcycle crash at the age of 38, the show confirms.

"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 official Facebook page Tuesday.

"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."

"We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Bill's family."

Bill Beckwith was killed Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood, CNN affiliate KPIX reported.

Beckwith co-hosted Curb Appeal with John Gidding, Chip Wade and Kimberly Lacy. Each episode of the program made over the exterior of a house.

As a child, Beckwith was drawn to fixing old structures on his parents' 60-acre vegetable farm in Maine, according to an HGTV bio of the late TV personality.

During summer breaks while attending the University of Montana, where he studied English and martial arts, he restored the cabins of a ranch in Wyoming.

He then moved to Northern California and started his construction company, BB Design Build. He will be missed by fans, friends and family alike.


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