Bevin Prince, an actress hailing from One Tree Hill lost her husband William Friend on the holiday,

after he was struck by lightning in North Carolina.

Friend, 33 years old, was the CEO of multi-platform digital media company Bisnow.

According to local media reports,

Friend was struck at 3:15 p.m. on the afternoon of July 3, near Masonboro Island outside Wilmington.

According to WECT, the routine patrol was interrupted by someone who waved down marine

units from Wilmington Police Department or New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Before being taken to the ambulance, Friend received CPR from deputies.

Officials say that first responders tried to revive him for 20 seconds before he was declared deceased.

Other injuries were not reported.

Bisnow expressed their condolences via social media.

"With deep sadness, we share some very difficult news: Will Friend has died at 33. He took Bisnow to new heights in his role as CEO."