Former Pirates outfielder Starling Marte says his wife died of a heart attack

Former Pirates outfielder Starling Marte said that his wife, Noelia Marte, died of a heart attack.

On Instagram, Starling Marte wrote” 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.”

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

The Pirates also took to social media to extend their condolences to Starling Marte and his family: