(GSM) — Centerfielder Starling Marte may have left the Major League Baseball’s Pirates but he and his family are very much in the heart of Pittsburgh’ers.
On Monday, Marte took to social media informing the public that his wife passed away from a heart attack. Via Twitter, the Dominician-born baseball player wrote a heartfelt message — first in Spanish then in English — about the loss.
“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.” -Starling Marte via Twitter
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
Marte, now with the Arizona Diamondbacks, received an outpour of support from his 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. https://t.co/t7Hbx4UTAX
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 19, 2020