Credit: BB Design Build Photo: Bill Beckwith

Bill Beckwith, a host and carpenter on the HGTV show Curb Appeal, died in a motorcycle crash on Monday night, December 2, 2013, in San Francisco, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Bill's motorcycle was struck by a car in the city's Lower Haight neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. PT, and he passed away at San Francisco General Hospital. (The other driver stopped and cooperated with police.) Bill was 38.

On Curb Appeal, Bill and his colleagues transformed the exterior appearances of homeowner's residences, turning the facades from drab to fab.

As his HGTV bio states, Bill was born on a vegetable farm in Maine but became more interested in the farm's workshop than its crops. He studied English and martial arts at the University of Montana and spend his summer breaks restoring cabins in Wyoming. After moving to northern California, Bill became a licensed contractor and founded the company BB Design Build.

In a statement, the network writes, "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."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, HGTV

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