Interior designer Frank Bielec dies at 72

Interior designer Frank Bielec dies at 72

Designer Frank Bielec of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” has died after a heart attack, according to a family member.

Bielec was 72 and died at a Houston hospital on Friday, his stepson Matt Gafford said.

“I’m so, so saddened. Unbelievably funny, wise, nice, and talented, Frank always lent the right perspective, and needed levity, to every situation,” Vern wrote in the post. “Thank You for always being kind to me. Always. I will miss you dearly friend. The world is darker, and much less colorful today, without you in it.”, Trading Spaces co-star Vern Yip confirmed on Instagram.

The TLC Network issued a statement Saturday saying, it’s “a sad day for the TLC family as we learn of the passing of beloved ‘Trading Spaces’ designer Frank Bielec.”