HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Former two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay, 40, died Tuesday in a private plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay, who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, was killed when his plane went down, authorities said.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said Halladay’s plane, an ICON A5, went down around noon off the Florida coast. The sheriff’s office marine unit responded to the downed plane and found Halladay’s body. No survivors were found. Police said they couldn’t confirm if there were additional passengers on the plane or where Halladay was going.
“Many know Roy as a Cy Young winner, future hall of famer, one of the best pitchers that ever pitched in the game of baseball. We know Roy as a person, as a caring husband who loved his wife Brandy, he loved his two boys tremendously, he coached their baseball teams,” Nocco said.
“I can tell you when he spoke of his family he spoke with pride.”
Halladay pitched for 12 years with the Toronto Blue Jays and four years with the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired in 2013.