Roy Halladay, dies in plane crash in Gulf of Mexico
Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball nearly four years ago, has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay's ICON A5, a small singleengine aircraft, went down around noon Tuesday off the coast of Florida.
The sheriff's office marine unit responded and found Halladay's body in shallow water near some mangroves. No survivors were found. Police said they couldn't confirm if there were additional passengers on the plane or say where it was headed.
Halladay was an eight-time AllStar and went 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA in his 16-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He threw a perfect game with the Phillies during the 2010 season and a no-hitter that postseason.