Cause of Natural Death

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Cause of Natural Death

Post by scytale » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:46 pm

what actually happens when someone is said to have died a natural death or died of old age?

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Post by mith » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:20 pm

Usually they didn't find anything...like heart attacks etc.
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Post by scytale » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:23 pm

but if its not heart attack, what is it? do the cells break down or something?

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Post by kotoreru » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:29 pm

No no, there is no 'natural death'; everyone dies of something. For instance, two people could die of a heart attack. One person is 100 years old and their heart and associated arteries are simply too worn to cope with demand anymore. The other is 21 and has just overdosed on drugs (or somesuch).

The older person died of a 'natural' death because all other things were equal i.e. the same as in normal life.

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