Might 18 (UPI) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte introduced Monday that his wife, Noelia, has died of a heart attack.

“Immediately I am going by the good ache of making public the unlucky demise of my wife Noelia, as a consequence of a heart attack,” Marte wrote on social media. “It’s a second of indescribable ache. On behalf of my household, I’m grateful for the expressions of esteem and solidarity on this tough time.”

Noelia suffered the heart attack as she was awaiting surgical procedure for a damaged ankle, in accordance with MLB Community. The couple has three younger youngsters: sons Starling Jr. and Smerling and a daughter, Tiana.

“We’re deeply saddened to be taught of the tragic passing of Noelia Marte,” the Diamondbacks stated in a press release. “Starling and his household are half of the D-Backs’ household and we’ll do all we will to assist him and their youngsters throughout this extremely tough time.”

Marte, 31, spent his first eight seasons within the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The membership traded him to Arizona in January.

In a assertion Monday, the Pirates stated “our hearts are actually saddened by this information” and prolonged their condolences to the household.