Ham was found dead today in his home in Melbourne, Australia.
He played saxophone, keyboard, and flute for Men at Work, a successful pop band in the early 1980s. He is perhaps best known for the memorable flute riff at the opening of “Land Down Under” — a good song on a great album.
Possible foul play?
Friends and fans pay tribute:
Sorry to hear about Men at Work's Greg Ham. RIP http://t.co/Xg2EKwxX
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) April 19, 2012
Sad to hear about the passing of Greg Ham of Men at Work. 1981's "Business as Usual" is a fantastic album.
— tomfeister (@tomfeister) April 19, 2012
Sad news about one of my favorite 80s bands: Greg Ham of Men at Work found dead http://t.co/5fqroUiX
— Jack Hope (@jackhope) April 19, 2012
Wow, I basically grew up with my Dad's 80's music.. RIP Greg Ham; great part of the 80's band "Men at Work" #shame
— . (@iamkevinferrer) April 19, 2012
R.I.P., Greg Ham.