58-year old Greg Ham, best known for playing various instruments for the Aussie band Men At Work, was found dead in his home on Thursday after friends went to check on him, saying he hadn’t been heard from in a while.
Police are keeping information surrounding his death to themselves, only verifying that he is, in fact, deceased.
“Because of the early stages of our investigation, we’re not prepared to go into the exact details of what has occurred,” Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O’Connell said. He later added, “There are a number of unexplained aspects to it which has caused our attendance here today.”
Ham played flute, keyboards, saxaphone, and harmonica for the band; his flute solo is a huge part of their biggest hit, “Down Under”.
Frontman Colin Hay, who was friends with Ham since their high school days, talked about his love and admiration for his bandmate and how talented he was.
“We played in a band and conquered the world together,” Hay said. “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.”