According to local authorities, Former MLB All-Star pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida confirmed Halladay died around 1 p.m. ET about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg.
“We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death,” the Philadelphia 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.”
The baseball world took to Twitter to offer prayers and thoughts as the news of Halladay’s death broke.
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 lost an MLB legend today in Roy Halladay! My heart breaks for him and his family. #RIPDoc
— Steven Souza Jr. (@SouzaJr) November 7, 2017
Some of you have no idea what Roy Halladay meant to the careers of so many of the up & coming stars. Phone calls. Group talks etc. RIP Doc
— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) November 7, 2017
— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) November 7, 2017
RIP Doc Halladay. It was an honor & a pleasure to share a baseball field with you. Fierce competitor, a true ace on the mound. #heavyheart
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) November 7, 2017
Such a sad day. We lost a great ball player but an even better human being. Many prayers to Brandy, Ryan, & Brayden. We will miss you Roy.
— Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay will be severely missed. Had the chance to pick his brain one time. I'm grateful to have come across such a humble man. My heart goes out to his beautiful family. #RIPDOC
— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) November 7, 2017
RIP Doc. I remember watching you in awe as a kid, your legacy will forever live on. Love those close to you. https://t.co/cMeiEXuCoV
— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) November 7, 2017
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) November 7, 2017
— Mike Sweeney KCRoyal (@msween29) November 7, 2017
Can’t believe it. Roy was great guy and amazing pitcher, unhittable. This is very sad for the baseball family. Blessings to his family ?
— Hanley Ramirez ⚾️ (@HanleyRamirez) November 7, 2017
My heart is heavy hearing about Roy's crash. He made a difference in so many people's lives, including mine. May God bring peace to his fam.
— Mark Appel (@MAppel26) November 7, 2017
So very sad. Praying for his family & friends. https://t.co/9BKx1JSOSG
— Jennie Finch (@JennieFinch) November 7, 2017
Heart is broken to hear about Roy Halladay .great friend, teammate, father and husband. One of the best teammates ever! You will be missed !
— Roy Oswalt (@royoswalt44net) November 7, 2017
I’m shocked to hear the news about Roy Halladay. Devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) November 7, 2017
Heart broken- Roy was always the guy I looked up to in little league, in high school, in the bigs. So lucky to have been his teammate. Incredible husband, incredible dad, we will miss you Doc!
— Brad Lidge (@SlidersNSaves54) November 7, 2017
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017
Statement from the Blue Jays organization on the tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/Ih8D0RQE9p
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) 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
We're saddened by the tragic loss of Colorado native & former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay. We send our deepest condolences to Roy's loved ones. pic.twitter.com/GQg1V07ORj
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) November 7, 2017
Halladay, 40, a Denver-native, played 16 years in Majors, winning 203 games and posting a career 3.38 ERA. One of the best moments of his career was throwing a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 NLDS.
Devastating news. Roy Halladay has passed away in a plane crash. He was 40. RIP Roy ?pic.twitter.com/N8TiuvFLQA
— Baseball Lifestyle™ (@BsbLifestyle__) November 7, 2017