Rest in peace Bill Beckwith. The HGTV host of Curb Appeal was struck by a car and killed while riding his motorcycle in San Francisco, reports are saying. The accident happened on Monday evening around 8:30pm and Beckwith died at the San Francisco General Hospital.
The HGTV network released the following statement, “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.”
As for the driver of the car? Apparently the driver is okay and according to police,
“remained on scene and is cooperative with police investigators. [Beckwith] was transported to [San Francisco General Hospital] where he died from injuries sustained in the collision.”
Ugh. So sad. You know, he probably didn’t feel a lot of pain (and I could be wrong), but being that other person who basically is responsible for Bill Beckwith’s death isn’t going to be an easy thing to live with. Can you imagine?
What is even more eerie is Beckwith’s Facebook post on October 21st, “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.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this. It’s never easy losing someone.