‘One Tree Hill’ star Bevin Prince's husband fatally struck by lightning

‘One Tree Hill’ star Bevin Prince's husband fatally struck by lightning

“One Tree Hill” star Bevin Prince's husband, William Friend, died Sunday after being struck by lightning in North Carolina.

Friend, the CEO of the digital media company Bisnow, was 33.

Friend was near Masonboro Island when he was struck around 3:15 p.m, NBC affiliate WCET of Wilmington reported

Marine units from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department responded to the inciden

ccording to the news station. Deputies performed CPR on Friend, who was taken to an ambulance.

First responders attempted to resuscitate him for 20 minutes before he was pronounced dead, officials said.

His death is the third lightning fatality in the United States this year,

according to the National Lightning Safety Council, which said Friend died during "beach activities."

Prince appeared in episodes of “One Tree Hill” from 2003 to 2012, according to her IMDb profile.

She and Friend married in 2016 and launched a local fitness business together in Wrightsville Beach

North Carolina, his company wrote in a tribute. 

NBC News has reached out to Prince's representatives for comment.

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