Die of an illness, not from an illness

Die of an illness, not from an illness

Don’t Say:
Many people have died.from malaria.

Say:
Many people have died of malaria.

Note:
People die of ilfness, of hunger, of thirst, of or from wounds; from overwork; by violence, by the sword, by pestilence; in battle; for their country, for a cause, through neglect; on the scaffold; at the stake.