Starling Marte Announces That His Wife Has Passed Away From A Heart Attack

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte
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93.7 The Fan – Former Pittsburgh Pirate Starling Marte posted tragic news that his wife, Noelia, passed away from a heart attack.

A post shared by Starling Marte (@marte06) on May 18, 2020 at 4:56pm PDT

“Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack. 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,” Marte said on his Instagram.

According to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman, Noelia "died unexpectedly" on Monday. Heyman reports that Noelia "broke her ankle and was in the hospital and said to be awaiting surgery when she passed."

Starling Marte’s wife died unexpectedly today. She broke her ankle and was in the hospital and said to be awaiting surgery when she passed. Best wishes to Starling, who just announced the death.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 19, 2020

It is unknown at this time if her hospitalization was connected to her death. 

The Pittsburgh Pirates offered their condolences on Monday night: 

The entire Pirates family extend our deepest condolences to Starling Marte and family during this terrible time.Our hearts are truly saddened by this news.

— Pirates (@Pirates) May 19, 2020

As well as Marte's current team:

We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Noelia Marte. Starling and his family are part of the D-backs’ family and we will do all we can to support him and their children during this incredibly difficult time.

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 19, 2020

Marte was with the Pirates until January of this year, when he got traded to Arizona Diamondbacks.

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