Sad news today out of Australia: Greg Ham, a member of the band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home. He was 58.
"There are a number of unexplained aspects to [the death] which has caused our attendance here today, and we’re assisting the local detectives to determine what has occurred,” Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O’Connell told reporters, adding that two friends found Ham's body.
Men at Work is likely best known for the 1980s hit "Down Under," on which Ham played the flute. He also dabbled in the saxophone and keyboards and worked most recently as a guitar teacher.
Lead singer Colin Hay met Ham when they were seniors in high school and has released the following statement in light of this tragic report:
“We played in a band and conquered the world together. I love him very much. He’s a beautiful man. The saxophone solo on ‘Who Can It Be Now’ was the rehearsal take. We kept it, that was the one. He’s here forever.”