Assistant at Counterpoint Press Died in Oakland Fire

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Nick Gomez-Hall, an administrative assistant at Counterpoint Press, died in the Oakland Warehouse Fire over the weekend.

The publisher revealed the sad news about the 26 year old on its Facebook page on Sunday evening. “Counterpoint is devastated over the loss of our co-worker and dear friend Nick Gomez-hall due to the Oakland Ghost Ship fire,” the publisher wrote on its Facebook page.

“From the second Nick started at Counterpoint, he became part of our family,” the post continued. “Whether he was recommending new music to listen to (and it was always so good), regaling us with tales of the bowling alley, offering his beloved truck for a ride if anyone needed it, or sharing his much appreciated opinions about a book jacket or manuscript, he made everyone feel like they were his friend. He was kind, considerate, hilarious… In short, he was an essential part of our team.”

A fire at an underground electronic music show at a warehouse party in Oakland, CA, on Friday night took the lives of at least 33 people. Authorities are still searching the property for additional victims.