HGTV star’s husband Marcus killed in crash


HGTV star Carmeon Hamilton promotes the premiere of his new show Discovery +, Reno My Location– which airs on Discovery + starting today, Saturday, September 18 – while acknowledging that the series premiere comes during a “very difficult time” for her.

Marcus “succumbed to his injuries after being struck by a drunk driver,” Carmeon told Instagram followers.

Carmeon broke the news in August. 29 Instagram post that she updated a week later “to reflect the real cause of Marcus’ death.”

“To my extended internet family,” she wrote in the post. “It is with deep sadness and an eternally broken heart that I announce that the love of my life, Marcus Hamilton, has passed away. I was alerted by MPD late last night that Marcus succumbed to his injuries after having was struck by a drunk driver while on his motorcycle yesterday afternoon.

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Police said Marcus was run over from his motorcycle after a motorist traveling in the opposite direction got in Marcus’ way, according to the Memphis Trade Call. Marcus, 37, died as emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

The other driver was arrested and charged with failing to yield to serious injury / death, driving under the influence of intoxicants / drugs and public intoxication, the Commercial call reported.

Marcus, a Nike executive, met Carmeon while they were students at the University of Central Arkansas, after asking someone to braid his hair, the newspaper added.

The couple then married and after moving to Memphis in 2013, Carmeon started his design company Nubi Interiors. Earlier this year, she won the HGTV show Design star: new generation, and over the summer she filmed Reno My Location.

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Carmeon must have discovered her and her son’s “next step” after Marcus’ death.

“I’m no stranger to loss, but this loss brings something beyond pain. Something I can’t describe, ”Carmeon wrote in the Instagram post. “I miss a big part of myself now, and that void seems to be widening more and more with every second.”

She also spoke about the couple’s 12-year-old son Davin. “I can’t bring myself to understand Davin’s and my next step, because it shouldn’t be necessary to have one,” she explained. “But in the midst of this immense pain came a surge of support from the community of people that we have worked so hard to build. This is the only reason I have the strength and the ability to put these words in writing.

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She continued, “Thank you all for being one of the best parts of our love affair and for strongly encouraging us to be the passionately imperfect humans that we are, to live a life well lived. I ask for grace and privacy as my family and I go through this extraordinary loss. I love you guys.


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