Evelyn Dahab ‘Guiding Light’: Fire kills author in NYC, Dahab, 33, was found dead in her bed when firefighters arrived at her basement-level home on E. 1st St. near Second Ave. shortly after 3 a.m., authorities said.
Evelyn Dahab was found inside the East First Street apartment just after 3:15 a.m., police said. She had been diving in Cancun, Mexico, and cut her trip short in order to start a new job, her father, Richard Dahab, said.
Evelyn Dahab was found in the bedroom, having died from smoke inhalation, police and her father said. The fire broke out near a power strip and several appliances.
An author and business owner, Evelyn Dahab was remembered as “outgoing” and “bigger than life” by her father.
“She was a beautiful girl, bright, capable and unfortunately the victim of a tragic accident,” he said. “She was a loving, wonderful girl, unfortunately life isn’t fair.”
There was no smoke detector in the apartment, her father said he was told by officials.
Evelyn Dahab grew up on Long Island and co-owned Lucey’s Lounge in Gowanus.
She even appeared on two episodes of “Guiding Light,” he said.
Evelyn Dahab published a novel in 2011, “Incapitated: Sex, Power, Money, Control.”
Dahab is also survived by her mother and 29-year-old brother, her father said.
No funeral arraignments had been planned as of last evening.