One Tree Hill Star Bevin Prince’s Husband William Friend Killed by Lightning Strike

William Friend, husband of One Tree Hill alum Bevin Prince, recently died in a tragic accident.

A 33-year-old was struck by lightning while out on a boat in North Carolina.

One Tree Hill star Bevin Prince is mourning the loss of her husband William Friend.

A friend was killed by lightning near Masonboro Island in North Carolina over the weekend, according to the National Lightning Safety Council.

He was later pronounced dead in an ambulance, according to local outlet WECT.

Friend was 33 years old.

Following the news of Friend's tragic passing, close friends and loved ones paid tribute to the CEO of Bizno, one of which included a heartwarming message from House star Odette Annable.

She captioned a carousel of Instagram photos showing Friend and Prince together on July 6, "Will, this feels real to write."

"Mostly because it feels like you were just starting out.

Leisure, the sports and entertainment company recently founded by the couple, also issued a statement honoring the friend's legacy.

Prince, who starred in five seasons of the hit show One Tree Hill, married Friend in 2016.