Cash Askew of dream-pop band Them Are Us Too died in a major warehouse fire in Oakland on December 2, reports Billboard. She was 22. Dais Records, which released Them Are Us Too’s debut album Remain in 2015, when Askew and bandmate Kennedy Ashlyn were only 21, mourned Askew’s death in a statement, “Completely devastated by the loss of Cash Askew. She was one of the most talented and loving people we’ve ever known. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts, along with all those lost in the Oakland tragedy.”
As of Sunday night, officials have identified 8 of the 33 dead found in the gutted warehouse and artist studio, including Askew. The fire broke out during an electronic dance music party in the two-story converted live-and-work space, known locally as the Ghost Ship. According to Oakland Fire Chief Melinda Drayton, the fire was one of the deadliest in the city’s history. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, an established Bay Area nonprofit, created a relief fund for the victims of the fire that you can donate to here.