Montevideo, Uruguay: Maria Auxiliadora Delgado, the wife of Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, has died. She was 82. Local media reported that she died of a heart attack.

The official website of Uruguay's presidency confirmed that Delgado died Wednesday, shortly after 1am. (0400 GMT).

A retired civil servant, Delgado had been married to Vazquez since 1964 and they had three children.

Condolences began to flood in to the country's leader on social media platforms.