This has not been a good week for the entertainment world folks. Dick Clark. Jonathon Frid. Levon Helm. And now, another death in that world has hit upon us. This time, itâ€™s Greg Ham, who you may not know by name, but you certainly know him by ear as the man who played the saxophone for the Australian 1980s pop band, Men at Work, whose signature notes on their smash â€œWho Can It Be Now?â€ was as memorable and guiltily pleasurable as another song with an instantly recognizable sax pattern, Whamâ€™s â€œCareless Whisper.â€ Ham also played flute and his opening notes on their other smash hit â€œDown Underâ€ is also firmly etched in the consciousness of all who were there in the 1980s and the generations that followed.
The LA Times reports that Ham was found dead on April 19th by two friends who grew concerned after not hearing from him for about a week. His cause of death is still undetermined. In a press release given to Fox News, lead singer of Men at Work, Colin Hay, stated that â€œWe played in a band and conquered the world together…. I love him very much, heâ€™s a beautiful man.â€
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