Motorcyclist Killed Last Night in SF Identified as HGTV Host

"Curb Appeal" star Billy Beckwith died after collision in Lower Haight area.

Facebook tribute page photo: Billy J. Beckwith, Superstar.
Facebook tribute page photo: Billy J. Beckwith, Superstar.
-- By Bay City News News Service

A motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with another vehicle in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood on Monday night has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 38-year-old William Beckwith, a co-host of theHGTV show "Curb Appeal." 

 The collision was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Monday near Oak and Steiner streets. 

Beckwith, a San Francisco resident, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. 

 The 30-year-old driver of the other vehicle stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said. 

 Beckwith was a co-host of "Curb Appeal," in which the TV crew oversaw the makeover of home exteriors. 

A Facebook page has been created in Beckwith's memory athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1383520048562840/

On the page, 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." 

 Officials with the network were not immediately available this morning to comment on the death.

Copyright � 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. -- Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »