Men at Work Band Member Greg Ham, Dead at 58
By April MacIntyre Apr 19, 2012, 14:19 GMT
Men at Work band member Greg Ham (L) has died. He was 58 years-old.
Men at Work band member Greg Ham has died. He was 58 years-old.
In Australia, it was reported that police said there were a number of "unexplained issues" with the 58-year-old's death.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Ham's body was found in a front room of his Melbourne home by friends, who let themselves in yesterday after he failed to answer the front door.
Men At Work frontman Colin Hay last night spoke of his love for his bandmate, saying they "conquered the world together".
"I love him very much. He's a beautiful man," he told the Australian Herald Sun.
Ham left the band in 1985. Allegedly he had fallen on hard financial times, according to the Herald Sun.
Ham joined Men at Work in 1979, and the group exploded on the music scene in the 1980s with "Who Can It Be Now" and "Down Under."
Ham played flute, saxophone and keyboards for the band.
The band was slapped with a copyright lawsuit after they were accused of stealing a riff for "Down Under" from a famous local nursery rhyme, "Kookaburra." They lost their final court battle last October.