Pakistani singer Farhad Humayun passed away on Tuesday 8th June, the band confirmed in a social media post.

The ace musician who had a musical career for over two decades was running a recording studio and a live gig venue with the name Riot Studio. He had founded the band Overload in 2003 and was previously a drummer for Co-Ven and Mindriot.

The news about the singer, drummer and record producer’s death was announced on the official social media page of Overload, as the band requested fans to pray for the departed soul.

Farhad Humayun

“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 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,” it continued.

“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!”

His elder cousin and musician, Taimur Rahman also took to Twitter to announce the news: “My cousin, Farhad Humayun, has passed away. He was an incredible musician and artist. An emptiness has taken the place of his larger than life personality.”

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.

The singer had revealed in 2018 that he was battling a brain tumour.