Greg Ham, who played saxophone for Men At Work, has died aged 58 at his home in Melbourne today, triplem reports. According to ninemsn, a spokeswoman for Victoria Police has confirmed a man was found dead at his home in Canning Street; however, the body has not yet been formally identified.
Some reports are suggesting the cause of death could be suicide; however, this is completely unconfirmed.
Ham came up with the flute riff for Men At Work’s most famous song Down Under, which topped the charts around the world in the 1980s. The band were later sued when a court ruled that the riff had come from the song Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.
Confirming Men at Work’s Greg Ham found dead in Carlton North home. Circumstances not confirmed. Full story 3AW 4pm.
— Derryn Hinch (@HumanHeadline) April 19, 2012
RIP Greg Ham 27/09/1953 – 19/04/2012
Men At Work – Land Down Under