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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.

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