[Picture LINK] Police are investigating the death of Men at Work's Greg Ham, whose body was discovered on Thursday at his home in Melbourne, Australia. Officials have reportedly established a crime scene as they examine "unexplained issues" relating to the musician's death.
BBC News - Greg Ham, Men At Work flute player, 'found dead':
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EXCERPT | " ... Men At Work flautist Greg Ham has been found dead at his Melbourne home." ... In recent years, Men at Work were accused of stealing Down Under's central flute riff from the well-known children's song Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. Despite its reputation as a traditional, the song was only written in 1932. In 2010, a judge ordered the band to pay royalties to the campfire tune's music publishers; this ruling was upheld in its final appeal last October. (Sean Michaels. 20 April 2012. ) ..."
The 58-year-old will be remembered for playing the famous flute riff from the band's biggest hit, Down Under.
Two friends found the body. They became concerned about Ham's well-being having not heard from him for some time.
"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 told reporters.
Ham joined Men At Work in 1979 playing flute, harmonica, saxophone and keyboards.
The band achieved international fame in the 1980s with the 1983 hit Down Under, while their album, Business As Usual, topped the Australian, US and British charts. (BBC. 20 April 2012) ... "
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