Cause of Death

BBC: A statement from Betty Ford said: “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, has passed away at 93 years of age.” The statement did not give the cause of death.
Um, at 93, the cause of death is probably “old age.” Does the specific mechanism matter at that point? It reads as though people are surprised when everyone doesn’t live forever. The only real surprise is that Ford outlived the writer of his obituary.