The One Tree Hill family is showing their support for one of their own.

Actress Hilarie Burton penned a touching message to her co-star Bevin PrinceHe is the husband. William Friend, was tragically killed after being struck by lightning while boating near Masonboro Island in North Carolina July 3. 

“In every group of friends, there’s always the ‘strong one,'” she captioned a black and white photo of herself with Prince and actress Danneel Ackles in a July 7 Instagram post. In an Instagram post, July 7, 2017, she wrote: “They are the ones who come through when times get tough. They bring joy and light into dark corners. Protecting those close friends is important, as they won’t ask for assistance.

“Our friend @BevinPrince was one of those songs ones. She is light personified,” Burton continued, before sharing the news of Friend’s passing with her 1.6 million followers, calling his death “unfathomable.” She encouraged followers to donate to a GoFundMe raising funds for two organizations Friend cared about.