‘OTH’ star Bevin Prince’s husband died at the age of 33 after a lightning strike

One Tree Hill star Bevin Prince's husband William Friend dies at age 33
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A tragedy. One Tree Hill star Bevin Princes husband, William Vendied Sunday, July 3rd. He was 33.

Friend died unexpectedly near his home in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to WECT news. The CEO was on a boat near Masonboro Island when he was struck by lightning. While emergency personnel tried to revive him, he was pronounced dead at the ambulance, according to the outlet.

In the wake of his death, friend Odette Annable written a touching tribute to the deceased real estate agent.

“The unthinkable had happened and we have to say goodbye to another friend, @britwilliam, my best friend @bevinaprince’s beloved husband,” Super girl alum, 37, wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, July 6th. “Will, it feels surreal to write this. Mostly because it feels like you just started. The life and love you gave to my best friend made it feel okay that we were thousands of miles apart. “

The California native continued, “I keep thinking about what gift you gave Bevin. What 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 that I had never seen before. Du. You were perfect to her in every way. ”

Annable went on to praise how supportive Friend was of his closest confidant, explaining that the businessman “adored her with every bite of your soul,” adding, “I will be eternally grateful to witness that kind of love.”

She continued, “You went out like a flame of glory. May you rest in peace, you charming, witty, handsome British man who loved the shit of America. I love you.”

That Cloverfield Star ended his sincere message by asking friends and family to “please consider donating to causes that Will believed in his heart” instead of sending flowers, including the English native Go Fund Me page.

Prince, 39, starred in the CW series One Tree Hill from 2004 to 2012. She and Friend bonded in May 2016 before moving to Wrightsville Beach from New York City to be closer to family during the coronavirus pandemic. The couple then launched a local fitness company together, Recess, in 2019.

“We greatly appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from our Recess community. Will’s knowledge, guidance and support is the foundation on which Recess is built,” the cycling company wrote on Tuesday via their official Instagram page along with a picture of the couple. “There was nothing Will respected or valued more than the American dream, entrepreneurship and women in business. We know he wanted to see this business continue with great success and lead to the hiring of many more people. Creating rewarding and meaningful jobs for others was the legacy Will wanted to leave behind. ”

A native of England, Friend told the previous “The Fort” podcast in 2019 that “he could feel the American dream” and fell “in love with America” ​​after traveling to the United States to visit a friend. His passion for the states eventually led to a permanent residency.

“It’s hard to really appreciate how it feels before you’ve lived somewhere else,” he said at the time. “Anything is possible in America, it’s important never to take it for granted.”

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