Origin of broken heart
Examples from the Web for broken heart
She died of the fever, too—that's some comfort; had she died of a broken-heart, I could not have forgiven myself.
It is revealed to the king in a dream that his wife is innocent, but she soon dies of a broken-heart.
"Of a broken-heart, some of our old nurses told me," replied Oliver: more as if he were talking to himself than answering Noah.Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read|Charles Dickens
"Quit twitting a man with his misfortunes," whined Montezuma, of the now broken-heart.