O'Reilly was in a bit of a fix.
He was filling in an insurance form and was asked to state how his parents had died.
His mother was not a problem, she had died of a coronary at the age of 71, but his father had been hanged for murder at the age of 46.
He did not want to say this, though, so after a bit of thought came up with a solution and filled in the form:
"My father died at the age of 46 when a platform collapsed at a public occasion".
There are just two types of people in this world, those who hear the music and those who don't.