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Bill Beckwith, 'Curb Appeal' co-host, killed in motorcycle crash

Bill Beckwith, who co-hosted the HGTV home-improvement show 'Curb Appeal,' is shown in this photo from his memorial Facebook page. (Facebook.com)

December 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Bill Beckwith, who co-hosted the HGTV home-improvement show "Curb Appeal," has been killed in a motorcycle accident.

The San Francisco medical examiner identified the 38-year-old as the victim in the accident, which occurred Monday night near the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. He was riding a motorcycle that was struck by a car.

Beckwith was one of three hosts of "Curb Appeal," which features home renovations. He was a carpenter and general contractor who grew up on a farm in Maine and owned his own Bay Area construction business.

HGTV said in a statement that Beckwith's creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life will be missed.

Police say Beckwith suffered head trauma and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 30-year-old driver of the car that struck him is cooperating with the investigation.

A Facebook memorial page, called "Billy J Beckwith, Superstar" was made in his honor. It is filled with messages of remembrance from friends and family members.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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