die of(redirected from die from)
die of (something)
To die as a result of something. This phrase can be used literally or figuratively. Is it true that Mr. Thomas died of lung cancer? When my girlfriend dumped me, I thought I would die of a broken heart.
die of somethingand die from something
to perish from an injury or a particular disease. The doctors did all they could, but he finally died of cancer. What did it die from?