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‘One Tree Hill’ Bevin Prince’s Husband Dies After Being Struck by Lightning

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Bevin Prince, star of One Tree Hill, has tragically lost her husband after he was killed in a freak accident…

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Thirty-three-year-old William Friend died on Sunday in North Carolina after he got hit by lightning.

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According to a report by news station WCET, Friend was near Masonboro Island when he was struck around 3:15 p.m.

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According to the news station, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department were first on the scene. Friend was then given CPR until the ambulance arrived.

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While being rushed to the hospital, medics tried to resuscitate Friend for a full twenty minutes before being declared dead.

And now his wife, Bevin Prince is trying to navigate his tragic death, which came less than a week from his 34th birthday.

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The pair tied the knot back in 2016 and later set up a gym together in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, according to his company Bisnow Media, who shared their tribute to Friend online.

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Prince has not yet addressed the devastating loss, but her friend, Odette Annable, posted a tribute on Instagram in honor of Friend, writing: “The unimaginable has happened and we have to say goodbye to another friend.”

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“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,” she added.

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“What a gift you gave to everyone who knew you to witness the passion that burned in your soul. 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,” she continued.

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Annable went on to share more about the sweet connection the two shared for over 5 years, writing that Friend and Prince were “perfect” for each other in “every way.”

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“You supported her dreams, you made her feel seen, you adored her with every bit of your soul,” she wrote. “Being here with Bevin, hearing her share stories about you and your love breaks my heart for her, because she lost the love of her life and the world lost a really really good one.”

Our thoughts go out to Prince and Friend’s friends and family during this difficult time.

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