OAKLAND (KRON) — A University of California at Berkeley student was among the 36 victims who perished in a massive warehouse fire in Oakland.

Griffin Madden, 23, graduated from UC Berkeley last year.

Friends and loved ones posted to social media about how heartbroken they are over the loss of Madden.

“Griffin was one of the loveliest, kindest people I have ever known,” a friend wrote on Facebook.

A close family friend has set up a GoFundMe account to help his family:

It’s hard to use this space to begin to describe how much Griffin means to all of us and how profoundly we feel lost without him. I am just going to hope anyone who reads this knows and understands what an unimaginable hole there will now be in all our lives.

We are all so thankful for your support and truly appreciate your kindness and love now. Thank you from the bottom of our heavy hearts.