Is there any one-word verb, a phrasal verb, or an idiom that means "to die of a broken heart" or "to die of grief/sadness"?
She went through a lot of adversities and grief in the past five years. She ended up divorcing her husband two years after marriage, and lost her daughter in an accident. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and the doctors had given up on her.
She couldn't tolerate these horrible incidents, and she finally died at the age of 49.
We can describe her death in these ways:
- She died of a broken heart.
- She died of grief.
- She ..... (a verb/idiom)
(As a matter of fact, this is part of a sad story that happens in the present-day world. One of the characters is a woman who undergoes too many bitter experiences and loss of loved ones. She eventually dies young. People believe that sadness and grieves killed her.)