Bill Beckwith, the much loved carpenter and HGTV host from Curb Appeal, was killed tragically in a motorcycle crash this week. He was 38-years-old.
The accident happened on Monday night when the motorcycle Beckwith was riding hit a vehicle in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco.
Bill Beckwith co-hosted the HGTV show, along with John Gidding, Chip Wade and Kimberly Lacy, all of whom were shocked and saddened to hear of his untimely death.
On Tuesday, HGTV posted on their Facebook page: “Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Bill’s family.”
HGTV also sent an e-mail on Wednesday, offering condolences to the bereaved family: “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,” it said.
A Facebook memorial page called Billy J. Beckwith, Superstar, was set up on Tuesday night, and by Wednesday it was full of messages and condolences from friends and family.
His girlfriend, Yulia Korneeva, wrote: “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.”
In a post on Beckwith’s own Facebook page on October 21, he wrote about how he helped the victims of a head on collision:
“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. A solid reminder that our lives can change at any instant, and to be grateful for what I have right now.”
The HGTV host, Bill Beckwith, will be sorely missed by many, and our condolences go out to his family and friends. You can share your condolences for the Beckwith family in the comments feed below.