Always there for their fellow Ravens Sophia Bush, Hilarie BurtonMore One Tree HillStars have sent support and love to Bevin PrinceWilliam Friend died following the death her husband.
“Our family is grieving for one of our own. Please lift up @bevinaprince in whatever way you are able,” the Good SamaritanAn alum shared her thoughts via Instagram Stories on Wednesday July 6, 2018. “Show her the love she derives; the love her husband always showed her.”
Burton shared a photograph with Prince Danneel Ackles.
“In every group of friends, there’s always the ‘strong one’. They’re the ones who show up when things are difficult. They bring light and laughter to dark corners. It’s important to protect those friends, cause they’ll never ask for help. Our friend @bevinaprince is one of those strong ones,” the former White Collar star explained via Instagram on Thursday, July 7. “She is light personified. Some of you may have heard that her beloved husband @britwilliam died last week. It’s unfathomable.”
The Rural Diaries author shared a link to the GoFundMe memorial page set up to raise money for causes close to Friend’s heart.
“Bevin is a huge part of our OTH family. She and Will believed in Wilmington and the community there so much, they moved down from NYC during the pandemic to open up @recessbybevinprince,” Burton wrote. “They have always valued community, and so there is a link in my bio if you are able to show up as part of that greater village and lend her some support. Please support our friend. She is a remarkable woman. 💖”
Friend died on July 2, after he was struck with lightning on a boat, just a few days shy of his 34th birthday. He married Prince, who was often seen as Bevin throughout his life. One Tree Hill’sIn 2016, there was a nine-season run.
Ackles also shared information regarding the donation page.
“As I look around at the home you made, and the beautiful memories and photos you decorated with I am so glad you found each other if only for awhile, and lived in such love. We will miss you forever❤️. If you are able, please donate to help this sweet family honor the legacy of our friend Will,” she wrote via Instagram. “Recess is the business that Will and Bevin built together in their beloved little North Carolina town. Will was a strong believer in the American Dream, entrepreneurship, women in business, and that nothing is more important than the American Dream. We need your support to ensure that this business continues its growth and remains a source of employment for the people of this area. Will was passionate about any cause that honored our brave servicemen and women, so we will also be donating to the Special Operators Transition Foundation.”
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