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1. One of his parents died at an early age from heart attack.

2. He died of cancer.

In sentence 1 why "from" is used? Is it possible to write "of" in both sentences? I thought we always write "of" if someone dies of a dissease.
 
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1. One of his parents died at an early age from heart attack.

2. He died of cancer.

jkl, you're right: the correct way would be to write 'of'. In 1. this would mean died of a heart attack'.
 
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Thanks for the reply.

The first sentence I saw on the internet. I was not sure about the grammartical form that's why I posted it.
 
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