Bevin Prince’s One Tree Hill co-stars described her as “one of the strongmen” after her husband was killed by lightning at the age of 33.
His actress was described by friend and co-star Hilarie Burton Morgan as “the personification of light” following the “incomprehensible” incident.
William Friend died after being struck by lightning while sailing near Masonboro Island near his home in Wilmington, North Carolina, last Sunday, July 3.
His death was recorded online by the US National Lightning Safety Council.
Prince has yet to comment on the case.
But writing on Instagram, Morgan said: “In every group of friends, there is always the ‘strongest person’.
“They are the ones who show up when things are tough. They bring laughter and light to dark corners. It is important to protect those friends, as they will never ask for help.
“Our friend @bevinaprince is one of the strong. She is the personification of light. As some of you know, her beloved husband @britwilliam passed away this week.
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A memorial fund set up as Friend’s has crossed $65,000 (£54,000) on Go Fund Me.
The money will be used to support two charities, Recess and the Special Operator Transition Foundation, which are so important to the couple.
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