SYDNEY - Reports in Australia say Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, has been found dead in his Melbourne home.
Victoria state police confirmed Thursday that the deceased was the 58-year-old resident of Ham's house but did not identify him by name, in keeping with local practice. Ham was 58 and neighbors said he was the lone occupant of the house.
Police said two concerned friends who had not heard from Ham in some time found the body after going to check on him. They did not release details on the circumstances of his death.
Newspapers including The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Ham had died.
Ham was perhaps best known for playing the famous flute riff in the band's smash 1980s hit "Down Under."
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