Farhad Humayun, a legendary Pakistani musician and vocalist who created the band Overload, died on Tuesday.
The death of the record producer was reported on the Overload band’s official Facebook page.
‘The great Farhad left us for the stars this morning,’ the message adds. In the face of adversity, stoic, unwavering in his ideals, extravagantly charitable, and humorous as heck! Both in spirit and in art, Fadi was much ahead of his time.’
‘He [Farhad] would want us to celebrate his life, therefore we ask his family, friends, and fans to honour him and offer a prayer for him today,’ the statement continued.
The reason for death for the former Coke Studio drummer is unclear, however, Farhad confirmed in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He also said that he has found the best surgeon in the world to operate on him.
Farhad began his musical career in 1999 and was the president of the National College of Arts’ music society (NCA). After creating the music band Overload and participating in the top music show Coke Studio, the artist not only conquered the Pakistani music industry but also shone brightly in the limelight.
Following the singer’s passing, a number of celebrities, friends, and social media followers have expressed their sorrow over his untimely loss.
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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.
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) 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
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
Woke up with yet another tragic news, Overloads's #farhadhumayun has left us all, too early man, it was too early. Can't believe I won't be able to see you again with Pappu Saayen.
Kamaal khoobsoorat insaan, Yaar baash rooh..! RIP Bhai! RIP!
See you on the other side then. pic.twitter.com/cHrYBqcGt9
— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) June 8, 2021