Bevin Prince of One Tree Hill fame’s husband William Friend passed away after allegedly being struck by lightning while boating with friends close to their Wilmington, North Carolina, home. He was 33.
Husband of ‘One Tree Hill’ star Bevin Prince dies
According to the nearby NBC News affiliate, WECT, Friend was hit approximately 3.15 pm on Sunday, July 3 near Masonboro Island. During a normal patrol, the local police and sheriff’s departments’ marine units were hailed down and they responded.
While transporting Friend to the marina to meet with emergency medical services, deputies gave him CPR. In an ambulance, EMS tried to revive him for 20 minutes, but they were unable. After that, his body was brought to a hospital to be seen by his family, according to WECT.
Friend served as the chief executive of business-to-business marketplace Bisnow and, according to Bisnow, contributed to the company’s success in the commercial real estate sector on a global scale. 2010 saw him enter the business right out of college.
According to Gregg Mayer, chief operational and financial officer of Bisnow, “What made Will distinctive was his innate ability to inspire and drive people – to raise people higher than they imagined possible.” This is the culture he promoted at Bisnow, and it will eventually be his enduring legacy.
Actress Odette Annable, who plays Supergirl and Walker, sent a tribute to Friend and an update on Prince on Instagram on July 8th.
“Because of the unthinkable, we must say goodbye to @britwilliam, another friend. lovely spouse of my dearest friend @bevinaprince, “Annable composed. “Will, writing this feels strange. primarily because it seems like you were only beginning. It was good that we were thousands of miles away because of the life and love you brought to my best friend.
“I keep thinking about what a gift you provided to Bevin while I sit in your lovely home and gaze out at the sea. What a treasure it was for everyone you knew to see the fervor that burned within you, “Added she. “Living in North Carolina with Bevin gave you a drive for helping people, growing your business, and discovering pleasure that I had never witnessed before.
Prince’s bicycle firm Recess and the Special Operators Transition Foundation, two organizations dear to the pair, were mentioned in Annable’s article, which praised Friend as being “ideal” for Prince “in every way.”
“I will always be glad that you helped her achieve her goals, gave her a sense of inclusion, and showered her with your undying affection.
Being here with Bevin and listening to her talk about you and your relationship hurts my heart for her because the world lost a truly exceptional person and she lost the love of her life, “Annable composed. LA Times/Tribune News Service