Can a person die of a broken heart?

United States
November 8, 2007 2:56pm CST
Can someone die if they are really really really really sad? I saw a character on TV die of a broken heart and I was wondering if that could happen in real life?
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4 responses
• China
19 Nov 07
Well, incredible. I think he was not die od broken heart. Maybe he just lost the hope for living, and then got a mental disease.
@cloudage (52)
• United States
18 Nov 07
If someone is really sad, they can give up on life, not having the strength to fight sickness etc. So yes, it is possible, but indirectly.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Maybe. I really wouldn't be surprised if it happened. There is also the shock and the stress that can occur from such an event.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I believe that a person can. They lose their will to live. Our minds and bodies shut down and eventually they wither and die. I think the only way to keep from that is to find something to pull yourself back together...it isn't easy, but it's possible. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~