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Musician Greg Ham, known as a member of the Australian band Men at Work, died Thursday at his home in Melbourne. He was 58.
He was reportedly the only occupant of the house when police found him.
Police were called by two friends after they had not heard from Ham in days.
"There are a number of unexplained aspects to it which has caused our attendance here today, and we're assisting the local detectives to determine what has occurred," Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O'Connell said.
"We played in a band and conquered the world together," Men at Work frontman Colin Hay said. "I love him very much. He's a beautiful man. The saxophone solo on 'Who Can It Be Now' was the rehearsal take. We kept it, that was the one. He's here forever."
The cause of Ham’s death is still under investigation.
The band was formed in 1979 and became a music sensation in the 1980s. The band members broke up in 1986, although Ham and Hay reunited 10 years later for a South American tour.
In recent years, Ham was working as a music teacher. They became the only Australian group to simultaneously have a number one single and album in both the U.S. and the U.K.