Obituary: What Killed William Friend? The Partner Of ‘One Tree Hill’ Actress Was Struck By Lightning


Obituary: What Killed William Friend? passed away after striking the lighting. William Friend’s relatives set up a page with details about his passing and funeral. He was a beautiful spouse to One Tree Hill actress Bevin Prince. Details about the funeral are listed below.

William, 33, the life partner of One Tree Hill actress, passed away after striking the lighting on Sunday, July 3, 2022. The middle-aged person was having a peaceful moment in a boat near Masonboro Island, North Carolina.

Obituary: What Killed William Friend? The Partner Of 'One Tree Hill' Actress Was Struck By Lightning
Obituary: What Killed William Friend?

The medic tried to revive him for 20 minutes but could not and pronounced him dead. The actress of One Tree Hill is now in a heartbroken state after Friend’s demise.


William Friend Obituary & Funeral Details- Obituary: What Killed William Friend?

William Friend’s family has created a page where they put the details of funerals and obituary information.

According to The Economic Times,  One of Bevin’s friends and You Again Star Odette Annable verified the news of his passing on social media. According to the accounts, medical personnel tried for 20 minutes to save his life but were unsuccessful, thus they pronounced him dead.

On her Instagram post, Odette penned an emotional message in which she described how unbearable it was that they had to say goodbye to their friend at the last minute. She continued by saying she was always appreciative of him for taking care of his best buddy, Bevin.

She also complimented William for being a supportive friend to her best friend, Bevina. Odette also invited supporters to give money to the businesses William worked for, like Recess by Bevin Prince.

Bevin founded the Will Friend Memorial Fund to support the Special Operators Transition Foundation, an NGO tributed to veteran Robert J. O’Neill. William Friend started Go Fund Me campaign on Wednesday, intending to raise $250,000 to support two organizations close to his heart.

Meet William Friend’s Wife Bevina Prince & Children

Bevin Prince, William Friend’s wife, who was born in September 1982, doesn’t appear to be pregnant.

Prince, an actress and fitness instructor from the United States, is best known for playing Bevin Mirskey on The CW’s popular series One Tree Hill. William began working as the CEO of a business real estate firm in 2015.

After getting married in 2016, the couple spent six years together before sharing a post in May 2021 on their fifth wedding anniversary. They expressed their gratitude for one other as their life partner in the message.

William Friend and his wife Bevin Prince
William Friend and his wife Bevin Prince ( Source: Instagram )


The lovely couple wanted to create a tasty and better life since they were proud of the life they had created. Sadly, Friend’s death by lightning prevented him from honoring his commitment to remain together for the remainder of his life.

After the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina.

In relation to Bevin, American actress and fitness trainer Charlotte Prince, whose family relocated to Cary, North Carolina, in 1986, was born in Charlotte. Prince, who won the Wake County Cheerleading Contest, enrolled at Martin Middle School and started cheering.

She portrayed the main character in 2005’s Palmetto Point on PAX Television. She later relocated to Los Angeles as her career changed and she was cast in movies shot in North Carolina.

In 2009’s limited theatrical run of the amateur horror film Dark House, Prince played Ariel. In the horror film Wreckage, Prince played the role of Faye. The movie was completed in May 2009 and made streamable in 2012. She also played Denise in the 2010 suspense film Groupie and Stacey in the drama The Artifact (2011).

See William Friend’s Death Cause- Details Revealed

When he was 33 years old, William Friend (July 9, 1988–July 3, 2022) was hit by lightning.

Near Masonboro Island in North Carolina, which is close to his hometown of Wilmington, the CEO of Bisnow was aboard a boat. According to WECT of Wilmington, Around 3:15 pm, the incident took place.

The situation was handled by the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, according to the TV station. Before being taken to an ambulance, medical personnel tried CPY on Friend.

Man identified and confirmed dead after being struck by lightning near Masonboro Island
Man identified and confirmed dead after being struck by lightning near Masonboro Island ( Source: Wect )


Friends were transferred by EMS to the ambulance, where after 20 minutes of CPR and his proclamation of death, they took his body to the hospital. The tragic death of Friend, according to experts on boater lightning safety, serves as a reminder of the dangers of being near water or a beach during a storm.

W Friend was the third person to pass away in the US this year while enjoying beach activities, according to the National Lightning Safety Council. The person who was helping on Sunday, Captain Ryan Saporito, claimed that the boat was not a secure place during the illumination.

Going into the water unprotected during a thunderstorm, according to John Jensenius of the National Lightning Safety Council, can be dangerous.

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