Men at Work in 1983: Greg Ham, John Rees, Colin Hay, Roy Strykert and Jerry Spicer.
Paul Millar and Henrietta Cook, The Sydney Morning Herald, report
The body of Men at Work flautist Greg Ham has been found in a house in Melbourne’s inner-north.
Police were called to a home in Canning Street, North Carlton, soon after midday and are trying to determine the cause of the man's death.
They were notified of the body after a friend turned up at the house to check on the man's welfare.
The area has been cordoned off with police tape and there is a large number of police at the scene.
Police would not confirm the identity of the man as relatives still had to be notified, but said he was a 58-year-old who lived at the house alone.
Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O’Connell said there were several unexplained circumstances surrounding the death but would not go into detail.
"There are a number of issues we are trying to resolve as to how the male died", Sgt O'Connell, of the homicide squad, said.
The body was found by a friend after he went to the house and there was no answer at the door. He then returned with another friend and found the body in the front of the house.
A close neighbour said he had only moved into the street recently, and although he was a bit of a recluse he had attended a barbeque recently .
"He looked like he'd done it hard," Linda Phypers said.
"He had lived just a bit further around the corner, and I think Men at Work had their first recording there."
Ms Phypers said that Ham had been renovating the corner house and was always pleasant to everyone in the street, although he had obvious health issues.
"He talked about that riff and he was still pretty upset about that", she said.
"But he was a good guy. He used to walk the streets a bit and looked a bit daggy."
A post mortem will be held to determine the cause of death.
Forensic detectives are at the scene and pathologists will attend later today.
A neighbour said the well-known musician had moved into the house a few months ago. He had moved from another house just around the corner where it is believed Men at Work rehearsed.
A section of Fenwick Street near the house, a converted shop front, has been fenced off with police tape.