What did Fantine die of?

In Les Misérables, Fantine dies of tuberculosis.

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Les Misérables is a fictional historical novel written by famed French novelist, dramatist, and poet Victor Hugo , originally published in 1862. The novel has several plot lines; however, the main story revolves around Jean Valjean, an ex-prisoner who was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread in order to feed his starving nieces and nephews. As a result of his sufferings and unpleasant experiences in jail, he is released a changed man—one who is no longer kind and generous and instead...

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