AceShowbiz - MLB star Starling Marte is mourning the loss of his spouse Noelia Brazoban. The Arizona Diamondbacks player announced the heartbreaking news on social media on Monday, May 18, saying that his wife had passed away of heart attack.
Sharing a picture of him and Noelia, he wrote in the caption, "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."
Starling didn't share further details of his wife's passing, but MLB Network's Jon Heyman said in his tweet that Noelia suffered a fatal heart attack while awaiting surgery for a broken ankle. "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," Jon wrote. "Best wishes to Starling, who just announced the death."
Arizona Diamondbacks extended its deepest sympathy, writing, "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."
The Pittsburgh Pirates, which Starling made his debut with in 2012, also released a statement. "The entire Pirates family extend our deepest condolences to Starling Marte and family during this terrible time," it read. "Our hearts are truly saddened by this news."
Meanwhile, Starling continues to share his grief over his wife's sudden passing. On Tuesday, the 31-year-old center fielder shared a throwback photo of his family taken around Christmas time as he remembered his wife in the caption. "Wow my love, what emptiness you have left in my heart, it is broken into millions of pieces. You once told me 'God take me first, because I am not going to bear the pain.' I want you to know that I can't stand this either. I love you my queen I love you I love you I love you wow how much pain," he wrote in Spanish.