RIP Doc Halladay.
Former MLB star pitcher Roy Halladay has passed away after being involved in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico, according to several media outlets. Halladay was 40 years old.
Halladay became a pilot after he retired from baseball after the 2013 season, and his plane- described by the sheriff's office as an ICON A5 light sport aircraft - went down 10 miles west of St. Petersburg around 1 pm, according to the New York Daily News.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of this amazing and generous individual. Our hearts go out to Roy and his family," the Pasco Sheriff said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
"We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay's untimely death," the Phillies said in a statement. "There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass along our condolences to Brandy, Ryan and Braden."
Over the course of his 16-year MLB career with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, Halladay notched 203 wins with a career ERA of 3.38. He was named to eight All-Star teams and won two Cy Young awards, one while he was with the Blue Jays in 2003, and another with the Phillies in 2010.
Halladay is survived by his wife Brandy and their two sons, Ryan and Braden. Former teammates, players around the league and others who knew him best continue to express their sorrow after learning of today's tragic news.
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0— Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017
We are saddened by the tragic news that Roy Halladay, 2-time Cy Young Award winner & 8-time All-Star, has died in a plane crash. He was 40. pic.twitter.com/SOFv3bOLyt— MLB (@MLB) November 7, 2017
I wanted to be Roy Halladay. I’m heartbroken, rest easy Doc.— dan haren (@ithrow88) November 7, 2017
In shock over the terrible news about Roy Halladay... a pitcher I grew up admiring & rooting for. Praying for his family & friends. #RIPDoc— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) November 7, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the passing of Roy Halladay. We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family & loved ones. pic.twitter.com/IH76mnQ1S5— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 7, 2017
RIP Roy Halladay, throw some heat up in heaven 💯 pic.twitter.com/mt1YEunr9p— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay was a beloved teammate. More importantly, he was devoted to his family and left a legacy of philanthropy in Toronto and Philly.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay has died at the age of 40. He won his first Cy Young with the Blue Jays in 2003 and his 2nd in 2010 with the Phillies. He's one of 6 pitchers to win the award in both Leagues. pic.twitter.com/OtuY0JScr5— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 7, 2017
We join the rest of the baseball world in mourning today’s tragic passing of Roy Halladay. We send our heartfelt condolences to Roy’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.— Houston Astros (@astros) November 7, 2017
One night I️ will never forget the intensity he pitched with and carried us to a victory🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽all he did was compliment Chooch on calling a great game taking minimal credit...that’s who he was🤙🏽 https://t.co/ZXFZsRRtY8— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 7, 2017