Police said a body was found in a wooded area in Irvine.
It is understood there are no suspicious circumstances.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "At around 11.15am on Friday police received a report of a man's body being found within a wooded area near to Long Drive in Irvine.
"Officers are investigating and inquiries are continuing.
"A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death."