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The Mustafa you're having when you're not having a Terry

Mustafa Ilhan died two days ago. That's him in the picture.

Most of my readers will not know anything about him.

Turkey is in the news at the moment, for bombing Kurds along its border with Iraq.

Ilhan came to Australia from Turkey as a young man and "made good". He created a wildly successful nation-wide business, "Crazy John's", that sells mobile phones.

'John' Ilhan died while walking with some friends. The walk was for the good of his health. He was aged 42. He leaves a wife and four young children, the youngest just a baby.

A few weeks before, Terry Connoly, aged 49 and a leading judge and former Attorney General of the Australian Capital Territory, had a heart attack and died while riding for exercise with some friends. He leaves a wife and two teenaged daughters.

Exercise can kill you. Riding and walking are killers!

How would you rather be remembered? As a couch potato, or as a person who dropped dead trying?

[Bonus points for non-Australian readers who 'get' the title.]

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