The funeral for Men At Work’s Greg Ham will take place at the Fitzroy Town Hall in Melbourne next Wednesday.
Ham was found dead at his Carlton home last Thursday, April 19, 2012. Police have ruled there was no foul play in the death of the 58-year old musician. The autopsy results are not expected for some weeks yet.
Friends of Greg Ham say he changed noticeably after losing a copyright case for the Men At Work hit ‘Down Under’. A Federal Court ruled that the song was unmistakably similar to the 1932 evergreen ‘Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree’. Ham, who created the flute solo in the Men At Work song, came in the firing line of the copyright claims. He was said to have been devastated by the ruling.
Greg had troubles with drugs in the past and the court decision is said to have turned him back to using substances.
The funeral notice for Greg Ham follows:
A Celebration for the life of Greg Ham will be held at the Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy on WEDNESDAY (May 2) at 12.00 p.m. Following the Service the cortege will proceed to the Melbourne General Cemetery for a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of Greg’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the Service. Parking is limited, so public transport is advised.