quarta-feira, abril 19, 2017
Greg Ham (bottom) with the other band members of the band Men at Work
Gregory Norman "Greg" Ham (Melbourne, 27 September 1953 – Carlton North, Victoria, circa 19 April 2012) was an Australian songwriter, actor and saxophone player known for playing multiple instruments in the 1980s band Men at Work. In addition to the saxophone, he played flute, organ, piano and the synthesizer.
Ham was found dead on 19 April 2012 at his home in Carlton North, Melbourne, under mysterious circumstances. Though several newspapers listed his cause of death as having suffered a fatal heart attack, the cause of death still remains a mystery. Even some say he died after a long battle with heroin addiction. Though his cause of death may still be debated, what is known is that he was despondent over the copyright lawsuit filed against him and the members of Men At Work, for allegedly using a few bars from "Kookaburra" without permission for the flute riff in "Down Under".
An obituary for Ham by Glenn A. Baker appeared in The Age newspaper on 24 April 2012. Ham's private funeral was held at the Fitzroy Town Hall, in Melbourne, on 2 May 2012. Ham is survived by his two children.