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It is oft said that, so-and-so died a natural death. What does it mean?

Is it a direct-causeless death? Meaning doesn't natural death have any cause?

Or just that it is unknown and hence a natural death?

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There are lots of interpretations, a death without foul play, a non traumatic death, a death without attempt of resuscitation etc. We're not likely to be able to give a straight answer –  Rory M Jan 21 at 18:11
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_by_natural_causes might answer your question ! –  biogirl Jan 21 at 18:11
I'm not deleting this question only to serve this discussion. @biogirllajja 's link seems suffice to me atleast. –  Bleeding Fingers Jan 21 at 18:30
This is not really a question about biology but about the English language and what is meant by a particular idiom. "Natural death" is not a biological term, it is a popular expression. Voting to close. –  terdon Jan 22 at 15:24
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about and English idiom, not biology. –  terdon Jan 22 at 15:25

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