Overload’s frontman Farhad Humayun passed away on Tuesday.
The band announced the news of Farhad’d demise on social media. However, the post did not mention the cause of Farhad’s death.
The post on the band’s official Facebook page said, “The magnificent Farhad Humayun left us for the stars this morning. 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. 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.”
Leading vocalist and drummer Farhad Humayun had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2018.
Following the sad news of Farhad’s demise tributes and prayers are pouring in on social media.
https://t.co/uPePR8Vbsv— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) June 8, 2021
Thinking only of the good times we shared.
My career in music began with Overload.
We were at loggerheads at times but made some undeniably good music on the way. This is just one of those brilliant songs. Sharing this in your memory.
Very sad news tonight. Dear Friend & Innovative percussionist , talented composer of #OVERLOAD Farhad Humayun. https://t.co/U6ibVRhLxS beloved son of Naveed & Shahzad Humayun. Inna lilla hai wainna alaihay rajeoon— salman ahmad (@sufisal) June 8, 2021
Shook to know about the passing away of #FarhadHumayun. A young, talented life snatched by the cruel hands of fate way too soon. Life is so fragile…May Allah grant him higher place in Jannah . Ameen 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/evWrlgC4ys— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) June 8, 2021
I grew up listening to overload, being inspired, electrified and entranced by it. Farhad humayun was my pakistani musical hero through my teenage years. Sad to hear he passed away and suffered with cancer so. He will always be the king of the drums. Allah maghfirat farmayein. pic.twitter.com/yUSPzxoqE5— Mooroo (@Mooroo4) June 8, 2021
Today I choose to celebrate your life even more than I ever have in the past. You are and always will be the only one of your kind. Gone too soon my dear friend. Rest in power till we meet again. #FarhadHumayun إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رٰجِعونَ pic.twitter.com/NzDbiXKzeS— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) June 8, 2021
Saddened & shocked by the passing of #farhadhumayun– dear friend, an amazing human being, a kind soul & a true rockstar! Indeed life is so precious & unpredictable. Keep rocking in the heavens you Rockstar! Till we meet again @farhadoverload 💔 pic.twitter.com/qacBEq96gj— Fiza Farhan (@Fiza_Farhan) June 8, 2021