Bevin Prince came up about her loss and the support she has gotten from her One Tree Hill co-stars after her husband William Friend was murdered by a lightning strike in July.
Bevin Prince is still inconsolable by the passing of her tragically beloved William Friend.
The One Tree Hill alum addressed the issue for the first time five months after the 33-year-old was murdered by a catastrophic lightning strike, calling it “an absolute living nightmare.”
On the podcast 1 on 1 With Jon Evans on December 2, Prince said, “It was like any other day that we’d done a million times. “We were on the boat, far from the storm, and everything was OK. Everything then changed in an instant. There is neither a norm nor a playbook for it.”
The actress claimed that three people who were aboard the boat next to the couple at the time of the accident—a nurse, a former service member, and a bounty hunter—”responded so quickly” to call for assistance. However, Friend died from his wounds despite their best attempts.
Prince went on, “There was, in my opinion, nothing that could have been done. And I have to acknowledge that this is beyond what I can now comprehend.”
Friend, who got married to Prince in 2016, passed away on July 3 from injuries sustained when she was struck by lightning while out on a boat close to Masonboro Island in North Carolina. The National Lightning Safety Council claims that after the incident, emergency medical services tried to revive him for 20 minutes.
Her old OTH co-stars Hilarie Burton and Lee Norris, who she claimed dropped everything to be by her side after the news broke, were just two of the many pals Prince, 39, said have been tremendously supportive in the wake of the tragedy.
Will was the most ferociously loyal guy I’ve ever encountered, and by observing how he respects others and stands up for them, Prince said that “I learnt so much from him.” “You simply have to get up,” I said. “Every single person came out for him and me.”
The creator of the Recess cycling studio admitted that her grief process is “still so day to day,” but she never gives up and keeps looking ahead.