Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday when his small plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Holiday, MLB officials confirmed on Twitter.
"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," the post read.
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
Halladay, nicknamed Doc, pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013.
On May 29, 2010, Halladay threw a perfect game against the then-Florida Marlins at what was then known as Sun Life Stadium. Halladay retired all 27 batters he faced, striking out 11.
Halladay previously posted numerous photos of his ICON A5 on his Twitter page.
I keep telling my dad flying the Icon A5 low over the water is like flying a fighter jet! His response..... I am flying a fighter jet!! pic.twitter.com/30eVjz9eS6— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 31, 2017
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0— Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017