Advancements in DNA studies have been able to determine that King Tut most likely died from malaria. The most likely assailant, the common mosquito. At the time of his death there was a large malaria outbreak. It was determined that he had a fractured leg, which also contributed to his demise. Dread Skeeter, gladiator champion in the mosquito war, would have been able to protect the young King from such a fate. You can read the entire article here.