She was too weak to eat →
[More:]There's an old woman who hangs outside the supermarket near my house. She sometimes comes to the mosque and waits at the gate hoping that someone will give her a handout. Yesterday, she was standing near a fast-food joint when she collapsed. The people near her picked her up and bought her some food to eat, and a bottle of water to drink. The woman was able to drink the water, but couldn't swallow the food. Her throat muscles weren't strong enough I'm assuming. It's being rumoured that she passed away.