I'm not a doctor, but ...
When the Associated Press moved an article on the death of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio, saying that she had “died of an aneurysm,” I knew that had to be wrong.
No one dies of an aneurysm — a bulge or sac in a blood vessel caused when the wall of the vessel has been weakened. No one “suffers an aneurysm,” as CNN said. People can walk around for days or weeks — for all I know, for years — harboring aneurysms, known or unknown, in their bodies.
A person dies when an aneurysm bursts or ruptures, causing a fatal hemorrhage.