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Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte said his wife, Noelia Marte, has died of a heart attack, according to WPXI-TV.

Marte, who previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, shared the news in an Instagram post Monday.

“Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife, Noelia, due to a heart attack,” he captioned a photo of the pair. “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.”

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According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, Noelia Marte was in the hospital awaiting surgery for a broken ankle when she died.


The Diamondbacks and Pirates both took to social media to extend their condolences to Marte and his family.

>> See the posts here



– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.