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Former MLB Standout Roy Halladay Dies in Florida Plane Crash

 

Former MLB pitcher and amateur pilot Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash. Halladay, 40, was the only person on board the ICON A5 aircraft when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico ten miles east of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Halladay is a two-time Cy Young award winner and played for the Toronto Blue Jays for 11 seasons and the Philadelphia Phillies for three seasons. He retired in 2013.

“We are numb over the news of Halladay’s untimely death,” the Phillies organization 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.”

Halladay leaves behind wife Brandy and their two children.

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