It is a tragedy. William Friend, the husband of One 

Tree Hill star Bevin Prince, passed away on Sunday, July 3

William Friend was 33 years old. 

WECT News reports that a friend died unexpectedly near his 

home in Wilmington, North Carolina. A lightning strike struck the

CEO while he was on a boat near Masonboro Island.

Despite emergency responders' efforts to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead in the ambulance 

 He was remembered by friend Odette Annable in a touching tribute after his death.

The 37-year-old Supergirl actress wrote, "We have to bid farewell

 to another friend, @britwilliam, the beloved husband of my best

riend @bevinaprince, on Wednesday, July 6. "Will, it feels surreal 

 to write this. Mostly because you were just getting started

 Your life and love for my best friend made it 

 okay that we were thousands of miles apart."

She stated that the  William Friend "adored her with all his heart,