Pakistani singer Farhad Humayun passes away, condolences pour in on social media. Farhad Humayun passes away at 42.
Farhad Humayun, the founder and drummer of the iconic Pakistani band ‘Overload’ passed away today (Tuesday) at the age of 42.
He was laid to rest at Mian Meer Graveyard in Lahore this afternoon. He was being treated for a brain tumor and had undergone two major operations in Lahore and Dubai but was still suffering from it. The announcement of Farhad’s death was made on the band’s official Facebook page.
Farhad was also running a recording studio and live gig venue namely Riot Studio. Farhad had been playing drums and guitar for almost two decades. Back in 2010, he launched an online track of himself singing verses of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare.
Ali Zafar tweeted, “Good bye old friend. You were an inspiration for so many. Your contribution to music and in people’s lives cannot be defined in a few lines.”
Farhad Humayun passes away at 42.
Tyhe confirmed the news on Facebook.
The magnificent Farhad Humayun & Overload 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!