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Men at Work musician Greg Ham found dead
MSN Entertainment ^ | April 19, 2012, 7:05 AM EST | MSN Entertainment

Posted on 04/19/2012 3:11:40 PM PDT by RitchieAprile

SYDNEY (AP) -- Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said.

Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased was the 58-year-old resident of the 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.

Bing music: Men at Work

Two concerned friends who had not heard from Ham for some time found the body after going to check on him, police said, declining to release any details on how Ham died, or if the circumstances were suspicious.

"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 told reporters.

Newspapers including The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Ham had died.

Men at Work frontman Colin Hay issued a statement expressing a deep love for his longtime friend, whom he met in 1972 when they were seniors in high school. Hay recalled decades of shared experiences with Ham — from appearing on "Saturday Night Live," to flying through dust storms over the Grand Canyon, to getting lost in the rural Australian countryside.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: australia; menatwork; rock
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To: RitchieAprile

Best songs: Overkill, and Be Good (Johnny).

21 posted on 04/19/2012 5:21:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rlmorel

Warning! Do NOT eat Vegemite. It’s horrible.

22 posted on 04/19/2012 8:21:34 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: boop

Ahahahahahah! I am thinking Tom Hanks in the movie “Big” where eats caviar...:)

23 posted on 04/19/2012 8:38:07 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: SamAdams76

It was not plagiarized. The song was about Australia. They added a quote from Kookaburra, because it’s indicative of Australia. The courts that made that ruling were amazingly unaware of the laws. There’s a big difference between composition and performance. They mistook a performance for composition.

24 posted on 04/22/2012 12:26:01 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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