Roy Halladay, former Blue Jays pitcher, dies in plane crash

Pitcher Roy Halladay shown with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay was killed when his plane crashed on Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico.

"He was one in a million". No survivors were found. On Halloween, he posted that flying it low over the water felt like piloting a fighter jet.

Halladay pitched for the Blue Jays for 12 seasons from 1998-2009 and won his first Cy Young Award in 2003.

Halladay bought the two seat ICON A5 less than a month ago, after months of renting the aircraft.

Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 5, 2012 in Pittsburgh. Not only is it the safest and easiest aircraft I've ever flown, it is hands-down the most fun.




The aircraft's manufacturer confirmed Tuesday that they were aware of the crash.

The plane was found upside down in the Gulf of Mexico, NBC affiliate WFLA reported, citing investigators.

Halladay, a star with the Phillies from 2010-2013, recently tweeted photos of himself flying. One of his many career highlights includes pitching the 20th flawless game in Major League Baseball history in 2010 during the regular season, and then in a division round matchup with Cincinnati, he threw the second no-hitter in postseason history.

Halladay was an eight-time All-Star and went 203-105 in his 16-year career. He was the only victim in the crash.

This is a developing story.

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