Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte announced on Monday that his wife, Noelia, died of a heart attack.
He made the announcement across his social media with a picture of himself alongside Noelia at the Grand Canyon.
Hoy paso por el gran dolor de informar el lamentable fallecimiento de mi esposa Noelia, a causa de un infarto. Es un momento de mucha tristeza.
I go through the pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack. It is a moment of great sorrow. pic.twitter.com/UEP4k8dLBW
— Starling Marte (@Starlingmart) May 19, 2020
“Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack,” Marte wrote on Instagram. “It is a moment of indescribable pain. On behalf of my family, I am grateful for the expressions of esteem and solidarity in this difficult time.”
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Noelia broke her ankle and was at a hospital awaiting surgery when she died. There are no further details on her death.
Marte, 31, has played eight MLB seasons, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made an All-Star team in 2016 and has won two gold gloves. The Pirates traded Marte to the Diamondbacks this offseason.
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