We Have Lost Another Entertainer
The man who played the flute in Men at Work has died at the young age of 58. Seems as though there could be foul play involved as the homicide squad is involved because of “unexplained issues of the case”. Greg Ham was found by his friends when they entered his home after he didn’t answer the door.
At the height of their success, Men at Work had No. 1 hits in the USA with Who Can it Be Now? and Down Under, from their massive Business as Usual album.
He was best known for his flute playing in the song Down Under, but that later would become a sore subject for him, as in 2010, a judge ruled that his famous flute riff was taken from Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree, written 75 years earlier. Sadly, the legal costs would force him to sell his house and felt the shame had “shattered” his reputation” which also made him severely depressed.
Greg Ham was said to be very eccentric, though he taught music and his friends knew him as a kind and “beautiful” man who love to drink margaritas.
Greg Ham passed away at the age of 58. His flute playing will live on forever in Down Under. He is survived by 2 children.