American icon was just announced dead at 40 years old after a tragic plane crash. Prayers for his family.
He is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and icon. Roy Halladay has been announced dead at 40-years-old after a horrifying plane crash.
He was piloting the plane on Tuesday when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Furthermore, he recently shared a tweet on his personal account talking about flying his A5 “low over the water” and compared it to flying a fighter jet.
You may know him from his 16 seasons in the MLB with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. Furthermore, he was also an eight-time All-Star and twice won the Cy Young Award.
He even pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history during the 2010 season. And threw a no-hitter in the playoffs against the Cincinnati Reds later that year. Halladay retired in 2013.
One reporter shared that the A5 plane was registered in Halladay’s name on Monday. Although it is a tragic loss, he was the only one on the plane at the time of the crash.
After hearing about his sudden death, the Phillies released a heartfelt statement about Halladay. Like everyone else, they are at a loss for words.
Halladay was a part of the Phillies family, and considered one of the most respected humans to ever play the sport.
“We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death,” the Phillies said on Tuesday.
“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.”
Please continue to keep his family and friends in your prayers during this heartbreaking time. Furthermore, he was a true legend and he will be missed dearly.
RIP, Halladay. You are a true hero.