Overload founder and drummer Farhad Humayun, who had a career spanning over two decades, passed away on Tuesday, his death leaves a significant hole in the Pakistani music community.
The news was announced by the band’s official Facebook page. “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,” read the post announcing his death.
“He would want us to celebrate his life, so we request his family, friends and fans to honor 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.”
Although the post didn’t specify the cause of Overload’s Farhad Humayun’s death, the musician, in his 40s, revealed that he had a brain tumor which was being operated on by the “world’s greatest surgeon”.
The legendary drummer
Humayun was a Pakistani singer, drummer, record producer, and also video artist. Popularly known for founding the Pakistani drum jam band Overload in 2003, he was best known for his drumming in the band. He began his career as an underground musician. Moreover, he was previously the drummer for two other bands that he created, Co-Ven and Mindriot.
Humayun has won numerous awards and accolades for both his audio & video work. He owns Riot Studios, the famous recording studio and gig venue in Lahore. The 43-year-old had won numerous awards and accolades for both his audio & video work and owns Riot Studios, the famous recording studio and gig venue in Lahore.
Fans and celebrities took to their social media after hearing about the singer’s death to pay tribute to him and to pray for his eternal peace.
King of the drums gone too soon!
Needless to say, Humayun will always be remembered!
Earlier this year, in an unfortunate turn of events, India’s famous Punjabi singer Diljaan Singh lost his life in a road accident on Tuesday morning. The 31-year-old rose to fame as the first runner-up on a Pak-India singing reality show.
India’s most famous composers, Wajid Khan, known for composing music with his brother Sajid, also passed away last year in Mumbai. The musician lost his life to COVID-19.
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