die of

phrasal verb

died of; dying of; dies of
: to die because of (something)
My uncle died of cancer.
She died of old age.
They say that he died of a broken heart.
sometimes used figuratively to say something causes a lot of discomfort, distress, etc.
I almost died of embarrassment.
Would you like some water? You must be dying of thirst.

Examples of die of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreno died of complications from a stroke and sepsis, Rueda said. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024 Advertisement The driver of the Chrysler and the 58-year-old man driving the Jeep died of their injuries, along with two adult passengers in the Jeep, Kind added. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 May 2024 The positive samples came from a deer that died of unknown causes near Yosemite Lakes in Madera Counry, and another killed by a vehicle strike near Bishop in Inyo County. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2024 Of the deaths, three were people under the age of 40 who died of a heart condition. Nichole Manna, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 May 2024 According to a staff member at Albini’s Electric Audio Recordings studio in Chicago, Albini died of a heart attack on Tuesday night (May 7). Gil Kaufman, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2024 In December, two months after The Star’s report on children dying of fentanyl, Knodell formed the subcommittee. Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star, 6 May 2024 In one incident, 88 migrants died of sunstroke before the Red Cross arrived with water and medical attention. Katrina Burgess, The Conversation, 6 May 2024 The parents of a 4-year-old Clermont County girl, who prosecutors say died of complications from diabetes after being fed mostly Mountain Dew through a baby bottle, have pleaded guilty to charges related to their daughter's death. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 27 Apr. 2024

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“Die of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/die%20of. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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