Bielec was 72 as well as also died at a Houston hospital on Friday, his stepson Matt Gafford said.
The TLC Network issued a statement Saturday saying, the idea’s “a sad day for the TLC family as we learn of the passing of beloved ‘Trading Spaces’ designer Frank Bielec.”
His colleague, designer Vern Yip, tweeted on Friday night saying, “Funny, wise, nice, as well as also talented, he always lent perspective as well as also levity to every situation.”
Home makeover host Ty Pennington tweeted about Bielec on Saturday, saying, “One of the best humans I’ve had the not bad fortune to call friend. You will be missed Frank.”
Friend as well as also longtime “Trading Spaces” makeup artist Randall Tang said Bielec was “one of the kindest as well as also most generous people I’ve ever worked with.” He also had the “best one liners ever. I could never keep up.”
“I applaud his work ethic as well as also sincerity with all he was to the cast as well as also crew of ‘Trading Spaces,’ ” Tang said.
Genevieve Gorder, who worked as a designer with Bielec on the show, said: “Frank was the rock of our family, an authentic leader via the heart as well as also the purest of joy. This specific loss is actually deep, although our allegiance to his spirit…is actually forever. TO OUR UNICORN, to our center….RID (rest in doing) he couldn’t sit still.”