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William Friend, husband of ‘One Tree Hill’ star Bevin Prince, struck by lightning in North Carolina; dead at 33

WILMINGTON, NC — William Friend, husband of “One Tree Hill” star Bevin Prince, died unexpectedly over the weekend, according to a statement from Bisnow Media, a commercial media real estate company where he served as CEO. He was 33.

Friend was hit by lightning near his home in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Sunday, according to an incident report from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office obtained by CNN.

“What made Will special was his innate ability to inspire and motivate people – to lift people higher than they thought possible.” Bisnow Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Gregg Mayer said in a statement. “That’s the culture he cultivated at Bisnow, and ultimately that will be his lasting legacy.”

Although Prince has not commented on the tragedy, her friend, actress Odette Annable, posted a message to her. Instagram on Wednesday writing, “The unthinkable 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’ve only just begun. Life and love what you gave my best friend made it feel okay that we were thousands of miles apart. as i sit in your beautiful home looking at the ocean i keep thinking about what a gift you gave bevin. a gift you gave to all who knew you to witness the passion that burned in your soul”.

Officials said they tried to revive the friend for 20 minutes before he was pronounced dead, according to local news.

Prince is best known for her role as Bevin Mirskey on the hit CW series “One Tree Hill.”

The couple had been married since 2016. CNN has reached out to Prince’s representatives for comment.

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