William Friend, the husband of One Tree Hill alum Bevin Prince, has died after reportedly being struck by lightning whereas boating with pals close to their dwelling in Wilmington, North Caroline, the United States. He was 33.
Friend was struck round 3.15pm on Sunday (July 3) close to Masonboro Island, in line with the native NBC News affiliate, WECT. Marine models from the native sheriff’s and police departments responded after being flagged down throughout routine patrol.
Deputies carried out CPR on Friend whereas taking him to the marina to satisfy with emergency medical providers. EMS tried to resuscitate him in an ambulance for 20 minutes however failed. His physique was then taken to a hospital to satisfy with relations, WECT reported.
Friend was the chief govt of business-to-business platform Bisnow and helped the corporate attain world recognition within the business actual property trade, Bisnow stated. He joined the corporate recent out of faculty in 2010.
“What made Will particular was his innate capacity to encourage and encourage individuals – to lift individuals greater than they thought doable,” Bisnow’s chief working and monetary officer Gregg Mayer stated. “That is the tradition he fostered at Bisnow and, in the end, that shall be his lasting legacy.”
Supergirl and Walker actor Odette Annable took to Instagram on Wednesday (July 8) to pay tribute to Friend and share an replace on Prince.
“The unimaginable has occurred and now we have to say goodbye to a different pal, @britwilliam. My greatest pal @bevinaprince beloved husband,” Annable wrote. “Will, it feels surreal scripting this. Mostly as a result of it feels such as you had been simply getting began. The life and love that you just gave to my greatest pal made it really feel okay that we had been hundreds of miles aside.
“As I sit in your lovely dwelling, searching onto the ocean, I preserve occupied with what a present you gave to Bevin. What a present you gave to everybody who knew you to witness the fervour that burned in your soul,” she added. “The ardour to assist individuals, to construct your corporation, to seek out happiness like I’d by no means seen from you residing in North Carolina with Bevin.
Annable wrote that Friend was “excellent” for Prince “in each means” and inspired individuals to help two organisations beloved by the couple, together with Prince’s biking firm, Recess, and the Special Operators Transition Foundation.
“You supported her goals, you made her really feel seen, you adored her with each bit of your soul and I’ll endlessly be grateful to witness that sort of love. Being right here with Bevin, listening to her share tales about you and your love breaks my coronary heart for her, as a result of she misplaced the love of her life and the world misplaced a very actually good one,” Annable wrote. – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service