Here’s a line from one of the bazillion (give or take) news articles about Michael Jackson’s death, this one from the Associated Press:
Presley’s father, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll to Jackson’s King of Pop, died in 1977 at age 42 of a drug-related death.
Take out all the modifiers, and the AP is saying that Presley died of death. Excuse me? He died of drug-related causes.
The AP has editors. I expect better.