One Tree Hill star Bevin Prince met a tragedy on Sunday after her husband William Friend died after getting struck by the lightning in North Carolina.

William Friend was 33-year-old and was the CEO of the digital media company named Bisnow.

According to the reports, William was nearing Masonboro Island when he was struck by the lightning approximately at 3:15 a.m.

The Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s office quickly responded to the incident and they even performed CPR on William’s friend who was rushed to the ambulance.

According to the officials, the first responders to the scene tried to resuscitate William Friend for more than 20 minutes before pronouncing him dead.

According to the National Lightning Safety Council, this is the third death caused by lightning in the United States of America since the beginning of this year. The details revealed that William died during “beach activities.”

Bevin Prince appeared on the hit tv show One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012 and played the role of a cheerleader.

Bevin Prince and William Friend got married in 2016 and had also launched a fitness business together located in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

A close friend of the prince, Odette Annable shared a heartfelt tribute to friend on Instagram stating “The unimaginable has happened and we have to say goodbye to another friend.”

“Will, it feels surreal writing this. Mostly because it feels like you were just getting started. The life and love that you gave to my best friend made it feel okay that we were thousands of miles apart.”

“What a 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 as I’d never seen from you living in North Carolina with Bevin.” she further continued.

“You supported her dreams, you made her feel seen, you adored her with every bit of your soul. Being here with Bevin, hearing her share stories about you and your love breaks my heart for her, because she lost the love of her life and the world lost a really really good one.”

The couple had celebrated their 5th anniversary in May this year

Bevin had shared pictures from their wedding on Instagram and had captioned them as: “5 years, baby. Winston and I are so lucky to know you, to love you, and to learn with you. We have come so far and I am so proud of the life we have built. You make life delicious, my love. I love you.”