A councilor of Kinolhas, Raa Atoll, Abdul Majeed Hassan was found dead in his residence on Wednesday night.
Majeed was 48-years-old and living with family members at the time.
A member of Adhaalath Party, Majeed was serving his second term as a councilor.
He had undergone an angioplasty procedure for his heart condition 12 years ago.
"He exercises regularly; pays close attention to his health. Even today, he attended office and was working", President of Kinolhas Council Ahmed Hussain said.
Majeed is survived by his wife and three children, who reside in capital Male'.