He died of a broken heart

Turns out there is now a bit of science behind saying “He died of a broken heart”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/broken-heart-attack-damage-long-lasting-injury-cardiac-arrest-aberdeen-a8057961.html

> Severe emotional stress can prompt a sudden heart condition that poses > the same sort of long-term damage as a heart attack, new research has > found. >
> Takotsubo cardiomyopathy – or “broken heart syndrome” – affects at > least 3,000 people in the UK and is typically triggered by traumatic > life events such as bereavement….


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