Ace musician Farhad Humayun passes away

Overload's frontman has been involved with the music industry for the past two decades

Entertainment Desk June 08, 2021

Overload's frontman Farhad Humayun passed away on Tuesday, the band announced on social media. Taking to the Facebook page, a post read, "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."

The post further read, "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!" the post concluded.

Soon after the news broke out, Overload's former lead vocalist Meesha Shafi took to social media and paid tribute to the late musician. 

"RIP Fadi,' the Coke Studio singer tweeted, adding, "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."

Adnan Siddiqui, too, expressed his condolences. "Shook to know about the passing away of Farhad Humayun," he said, adding, "A young, talented life snatched by the cruel hands of fate way too soon. Life is so fragile. May Allah grants him a higher place in Jannah. Ameen."

Popular vlogger Mooroo shared his memories of the famed musician. "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 from cancer so. He will always be the king of the drums," he wrote. 

Abbas Ali Khan shared, "RIP peace dear Fadi. Tu kamal tha yaar (you were brilliant). See you on the other side."

Junoon's Salman Ahmad shared, "Very sad news tonight. Dear Friend & Innovative percussionist, a talented composer of Overload Farhad Humayun."

"Woke up to tragic news. A part of my 20s is gone. Farhad Humayun of Overload is no more. RIP. Was listening to an Overload song and reminiscing only a few days ago," a fan penned. 


This is a developing story and is being updated accordingly.