What Does It Mean To Die Of Natural Causes?

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Sherman Hemsley, the star of The Jeffersons and Amen, recently died, and it was quickly determined that he died of natural causes. Many people were left wondering what exactly a natural death is.

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Generally, this description is used when seniors pass, but actually, age isn’t the only factor – someone in their 20’s can die of natural causes.

So what does this term actually mean?