Nad’a, I have a different view of this than Gabriel does. At least in American English, “due to” can follow verbs other than “to be.” Example: He ran slowly due to his injury. He screamed due to the pain. Both of these sentences would sound natural and grammatical to an American ear. Also, “Due to” often comes at the beginning of a sentence: “Due to heavy rains, the low-lying areas flooded.”
As to “Because of,” Gabriel may be grammatically correct, but in actual everyday speech Americans will use “because of” after the verb “to be”. Example: His anger is because of the way she treated him. The flooding is because of global warming.