Difference between "die of" and "die from"

  • MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    "died of" is the usual expression, "died from" is less often used but they are interchangeable.

    "of" would be used in a simple statement, "from" is more likely if there is a qualifying clause...

    Few people have died of the flu.
    Few people have died from the flu which originated in Mexico in 2009.
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