die of (something)

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.
See also: die, of

die of something

 and 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?
See also: die, of