One Tree Hill actress Bevin Prince's husband William Friend has passed away at 33 after being struck by lightning while boating.
This sudden tragedy is only the latest to come in a year marked with them. Not only have we seen an alarming number of mass shootings unfold in recent months, but we've also seen some of the stars we love and their loved ones depart from the world in shocking and unexpected ways.
And while some of these deaths sadly remain mired in mystery, it's also true that knowing exactly what happened doesn't make the pain of loss any easier to endure.
That is true for those now honoring Friend's memory after what was supposed to be a joyful time with friends turned tragic.