When a person, animal, or plant dies, they stop living. When a person, animal, or plant is dying, they are so ill or injured that they will not live much longer. The other forms of die are dies, dying, died.
Blake died in January, aged 76.
The elm trees are all dying.
When someone dies as a result of a disease or injury, you can say that they die of the disease or injury or die from it.
An old woman dying of cancer was taken into hospital.
Simon Martin died from brain injuries caused by blows to the head.
Don't use any preposition except of or from after die in sentences like these.
You say that someone dies of hunger or thirst, or dies of natural causes. Don't use ‘die from’.
Millions of children are dying of hunger.
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