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‘OTH’ Star Bevin Prince’s Husband Dead at 33 After Lightning Strike

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A tragedy. One Tree Hill star Bevin Prince’s husband, William Friend, died on Sunday, July 3. He was 33. 

Pal handed away unexpectedly close to his house in Wilmington, North Carolina, in response to WECT News. The CEO was on a ship close to Masonboro Island when he was struck by lightning. Whereas emergency responders tried to resuscitate him, he was pronounced lifeless within the ambulance, per the outlet. 

Within the wake of his demise, buddy Odette Annable penned a touching tribute to the late actual property agent.

“The unimaginable had occurred and now we have to say goodbye to a different buddy, @britwilliam, my greatest buddy @bevinaprince’s beloved husband,” the Supergirl alum, 37, wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, July 6. “Will, it feels surreal penning this. Principally as a result of it feels such as you had been simply getting began. The life and love that you simply gave to my greatest buddy made it really feel okay that we had been 1000’s of miles aside.”

The California native continued: “I preserve pondering what a present you gave Bevin. What a present you gave to everybody who knew you to witness the eagerness that burned in your soul. The eagerness to assist folks, to construct your enterprise, to search out happiness like I’d by no means seen. …. You had been excellent for her in each method.”

Annable went on to reward how supportive Pal was of her closest confidant, explaining that the businessman “adored her with each little bit of your soul,” including, “I shall be eternally grateful to witness that form of love.”

She continued: “You went out like a blaze of glory. Might you Relaxation In Peace you charming, witty, lovely British man who liked the shit out of America. I like you.”

The Cloverfield star concluded her heartfelt message by asking family and friends to “please contemplate donating to causes that Will believed in his coronary heart” in lieu of sending flowers, together with the England native’s Go Fund Me web page.

Prince, 39, starred on the CW collection One Tree Hill from 2004 to 2012. She and Pal tied the knot in Might 2016 earlier than transferring to Wrightsville Seashore from New York Metropolis to be able to be nearer to household through the coronavirus pandemic. The pair then launched an area health enterprise collectively, Recess, in 2019.

“We significantly admire the outpouring of affection and assist we’ve obtained from our Recess neighborhood. Will’s information, steerage, and assist is the inspiration that Recess is constructed on,” the biking firm wrote via their official Instagram page on Tuesday alongside a photograph of the couple. “There was nothing Will revered or valued greater than the American Dream, entrepreneurship, and girls in enterprise. We all know he needed to see this enterprise proceed to nice success and result in the employment of many extra folks. Creating rewarding and significant jobs for others was the legacy Will needed to go away.”

An England native, Pal beforehand instructed “The Fort” podcast in 2019 that “he may really feel the American dream” and fell “in love with America” after touring to the U.S. to go to a buddy. His ardour for the States ultimately led to a everlasting residency.

“It’s onerous to actually admire what that appears like till you’ve lived elsewhere,” he stated on the time. “Something is feasible in America, it’s necessary to by no means take that with no consideration.”

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