It is always heartbreaking to hear about the loss of life and this past week, One Tree Hill star, Bevin Prince, lost her husband, William Friend at the age of 33. He was struck by lightening and in the ambulance, he was pronounced dead.
Prince’s Friends Share Their Love
The team of medics did try to revive him for about 20 minutes and they had no luck doing so. Friend was on a boat near Masonboro Island near his home in Wilmington, North Carolina when he was struck.
One Tree Hill Star Loses Husband to Lightening Strike
Although Bevin has yet to post anything about her husband’s death on social media, her friends have been sharing their posts in his memory. A close friend of the couple, Odette Annable, wrote, “The unimaginable has happened and we have to say goodbye to another friend, @britwilliam. My best friend @bevinaprince beloved husband. Will, it feels surreal writing this. Mostly because it feels like you were just getting started. The life and love that you gave to my best friend made it feel okay that we were thousands of miles apart. As I sit in your beautiful home, looking out onto the ocean, I keep thinking about what a git you gave to Bevin. What a gift you have to everyone who knew you to witness the passion that burned in your soul.”
She continued, “The passion to help people, to build your business, to find happiness like I’d never seen from you living in North Carolina with Bevin. You were perfect for her in every day. You supported her dreams, you made her feel seen, you adored her with every bit of your soul and I will forever be grateful to witness that kind of love.”
The couple married in May of 2016 and they moved from New York City to North Carolina during the pandemic. They wanted to be much closer to their families then and Friend was also working on his media company, Bisnow. The couple had also just launched a fitness business called Recess together.
There has been a GoFundMe started to help wth his memorial fund. The donations will go to his businesses and Special Operators Transition Foundation, which is one he was very passionate about. Prince has yet to make any comments on the tragic death of her husband at this time. Our hearts and thoughts are with her and their families as they get through this and grieve for his loss.
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