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15th Jan '17 8:45:55 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheFaroeIslanders'': When top villain Thrand hears that his nephews Sigurd, Thord and Gaut have all been killed in the FinalBattle, he dies of grief. According to the internal timeline, he must be beyond 80 years of age at the time.
5th Jan '17 6:48:28 AM bedrockperson
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*Literature/TheBible
** Literature/TheTalmud says after Sarah was informed by an angel that Isaac was to be sacrificed, she became so overcome with grief that she died.
** Some argue that a broken heart, in addition to crucifixion, are responsible for the death of Jesus.
29th Dec '16 7:25:15 PM Premonition45
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* One day after Creator/CarrieFisher's death from complications of a heart attack, her mother, Creator/DebbieReynolds, suffered a fatal stroke. Her {{last words}} were, according to Todd Fisher, "I want to be with Carrie".

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* One In December 2016, one day after Creator/CarrieFisher's death from complications of a heart attack, her mother, Creator/DebbieReynolds, suffered a fatal stroke. Her {{last words}} were, according to Todd Fisher, "I want to be with Carrie".
28th Dec '16 11:03:18 PM wolftickets1969
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* One day after Creator/CarrieFisher's death from complications of a heart attack, her mother, Creator/DebbieReynolds, suffered a fatal stroke. Her {{last words}} were, according to Todd Fisher, "I want to be with Carrie".
26th Dec '16 7:28:22 AM OlmoJV
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fic ''FanFic/TheVow'', this happens to Lord Shen's parents when there isn't any more news of the son they had to banish for committing mass murder being alive somewhere.
11th Nov '16 10:53:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt was quite sickly and in very poor health, and not to mention his life wasn't the easiest (his mother Mittie and his first wife Alice died ''within less than a day'', and poor Alice went out through DeathByChildbirth), but overcame it with with [[{{Determinator}} pure]] {{Badass}} and force of will. When [[ParentalFavoritism his favorite son]] [[TheAce Quentin]] died in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, shot down behind German lines in 1918, that will failed, and years of poor health hit him like a sack of bricks. He died less than a year later.

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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt was quite sickly and in very poor health, and not to mention his life wasn't the easiest (his mother Mittie and his first wife Alice died ''within less than a day'', and poor Alice went out through DeathByChildbirth), but overcame it with with [[{{Determinator}} pure]] {{Badass}} pure badassery and force of will.will]]. When [[ParentalFavoritism his favorite son]] [[TheAce Quentin]] died in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, shot down behind German lines in 1918, that will failed, and years of poor health hit him like a sack of bricks. He died less than a year later.
5th Nov '16 2:21:41 PM Minni128
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* Stress-induced cardiomyopathy AKA "Broken Heart Syndrome" can cause your heart to fail.

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* Stress-induced cardiomyopathy AKA "Broken Heart Syndrome" can cause your heart to fail.fail, however, it's rare for that to happen.
1st Nov '16 7:22:23 PM Doodler
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** [[https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/affectionado/201308/what-lack-affection-can-do-you Touch deprivation]], or the lack of skin contact with other human beings, is a similar condition that occurs in all ages. It's not fatal like it would be in infants but it does weaken the immune system and worsen mental and physical health overall, and it's an especially bad problem in countries where casual skin contact is not socially acceptable. An alternate term for it is skin hunger, since skin contact is not just something the person wants but something they need to function.
19th Sep '16 7:18:40 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''With A Tangled Skein'', we see this is apparently the reason people die after Atropos cuts their life's thread.

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* In the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''With A Tangled Skein'', ''Literature/WithATangledSkein'', we see this is apparently the reason people die after Atropos cuts their life's thread.
10th Sep '16 9:48:17 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Literature/WolfHall'' implies that the sudden illness and death of Cardinal Wolsey, being hauled back to London on charges of treason before he even reaches York to live in effective exile, was a result of his anguish. Cromwell describes it as Wolsey being hounded to death.

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* ''Literature/WolfHall'' implies that ''Literature/WolfHall''
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the sudden illness and death cause of Cardinal Wolsey, being hauled Wolsey's sudden decline and death. After an extended and humiliating fall from Henry VIII's favor, he was exiled to York. Being ordered back to London on the way there with charges of treason before he even reaches York to live in effective exile, and probable execution was a result the final shock that finished him.
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of his anguish. Anne's "lovers" claims he might die of this, Cromwell describes reflects bitterly that it's not that easy--''he'' wanted to die after the deaths of his wife, his daughters, and Wolsey, but his body kept on breathing anyway because "God takes your heart of flesh and replaces it as Wolsey being hounded to death.with a heart of stone."
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