Musicianof Australian band Men at Work, who played the flute and saxophone in their songs, has been found dead in his home in north Melbourne, Australia.
Ham’s body had been found by two friends who became concerned after not hearing from him for a week. One of the two friends went to his house to check on Ham but there was no answer at the door, so he went and got the other friend. They found his body in the front of the house.
Police were then called in to the scene at his house on Canning Street, in Melbourne’s suburb of North Carlton, on Thursday April 19, 2012 just after noon and set about to determine his cause of death.
The area has also been cordoned off with police tape, including a section of Fenwick Street near the house, as well as a converted shop front and a large number of police were sent to the scene to continue with the investigation.
Several “unexplained circumstances” are surrounding the 58-year-old musician’s death but Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O'Connell said he could not go into detail. Also, they could not confirm the identity of Ham, who must be identified by relatives who were yet be notified.
Ham was known to live at his house alone but a “close neighbor” Linda Phypers said that he had moved into the street fairly recently, a few months ago and though he mostly kept to himself, the had apparently attended a barbecue recently.
Phypers said that Ham looked like he'd partied a bit too hard when last she saw him.
She also added that the Men at Work musician was busy renovating his corner house and was always pleasant to everyone in the street, though he had “obvious health issues.”
According to the neighbor, Ham had moved from another house just around the corner where it is believed Men at Work rehearsed.
A post-mortem examination will be done to determine the cause of death, though forensic detectives were already on the scene and pathologists later joined them.
Men at Work carved a name for themselves in music history with hits like “Land Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now?” for which Ham played the flute and the saxophone solos respectively.
Greg Ham had most recently been working as a music teacher, and Men at Work frontmansaid that he was “such a beautiful soul who had time for everyone and never did he judge a single soul. God bless you forever, till we meet again, goodbye darling.”