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OTRC: Greg Ham of Men At Work found dead at age 58

Greg Ham, a member of the Australian group Men At Work, was on April 19, 2012 found dead at age 58 inside his Melbourne home, which has spurred a homicide investigation. The performer played instruments such as the saxophone and flute and also sang with the band, most famous for the 1982 rock and pop hit 'Land Down Under.' Friends discovered Ham's body inside a front room of his house, where he lived alone. They let themselves in after he failed to answer the door, the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun reported, adding that he had not been in contact with them in a week. Homicide squad Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O'Connell told the newspaper there were a series of 'unexplained issues' surrounding the death and no suspect has been identified. Men At Work broke up in 1985, while Ham and lead singer Colin Hay reunited in the 1990s. Ham had worked as a music teacher in his final years. 'We played in a band and conquered the world together,' Hay told The Herald Sun. 'I love him very much. He's a beautiful man.' The official Men At Work Facebook page also posted a message of condolences, alongside an undated photo of Ham playing a flute near a koala (pictured above). 'Such a beautiful soul who had time for everyone and never did he judge a single soul,' the message read. 'God bless you forever, till we meet again, goodbye darling.' (Pictured: Greg Ham appears in an undated photo posted on Men At Work's official Facebook page on April 19, 2012, the day he was found dead at age 58.) (facebook.com/menatworkofficial)

Greg Ham, a member of the Australian rock group Men At Work, was recently found dead at age 58 inside his Melbourne home, which has spurred a homicide investigation.

The performer played the flute and other instruments and also sang with the band, most famous for the 1982 hit "Down Under."

Friends discovered Ham's body inside a front room of his house, where he lived alone, on Thursday, April 19. They let themselves in after he failed to answer the door, the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun reported, adding that he had not been in contact with them in a week.

Homicide squad Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O'Connell told the newspaper there were a series of "unexplained issues" surrounding the death and no suspect has been identified.

Men At Work broke up in 1985, while Ham and lead singer Colin Hay reunited in the 1990s. Ham had worked as a music teacher in his final years.

"We played in a band and conquered the world together," Hay told The Herald Sun. "I love him very much. He's a beautiful man."

The official Men At Work Facebook page also posted a message of condolences, alongside an undated photo of Ham playing a flute near a koala (pictured above).

"Such a beautiful soul who had time for everyone and never did he judge a single soul," the message read. "God bless you forever, till we meet again, goodbye darling."

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