Famed singer and the founder of the iconic Pakistani band Overload, Farhad Humayun, passed away on Tuesday, announced the band on Facebook.
“The magnificent Farhad Humayun & Overload left us for the stars this morning.” said the band on their official Facebook page. “Stoic in the face of challenges, uncompromising in his values, generous to a fault, witty as hell! Fadi was far too ahead of his time, both in spirit and art.”
“He would want us to celebrate his life, so we request his family, friends and fans to honour him and say a prayer for him today.” the band added while requesting fans to pray for the departed soul.
“We can almost hear him say these words by David Bowie: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring”. Godspeed our gentle giant and thank you for creating a Riot!” it concluded.
The cause of death was not revealed by the band. However, Farhad Humayun was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in 2018.
Taimur Rahman, the singer’s elder cousin and fellow musician, also took to Twitter to announce the news of his passing. “My cousin, Farhad Humayun, has passed away. He was an incredible musician and artist. An emptiness has taken the place of his larger than life personality.”
My cousin, Farhad Humayun, has passed away. He was an incredible musician and artist. An emptiness has taken the place of his larger than life personality. pic.twitter.com/MODrRJzX6u— Taimur Rahman (@Taimur_Laal) June 8, 2021