BREAKING: Two-Time Cy Young Winner Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

Image via Getty

Image via Getty

Horrible news today as the baseball world lost another star pitcher much too early.

It has been reported that Roy Halladay‘s plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon.  One person was reported dead and it was quickly noticed that the tail number on the plane matched that of the plane owned by the former Phillies and Jays pitcher.

Via 10News in Tampa:

Halladay’s ICON A5 light sport aircraft crashed 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.

A viewer sent in video of the wreckage, of which the tail number of the crashed plane matched photos and videos of the aircraft posted on Halladay’s Twitter account.

It has since been confirmed that Halladay was flying the plane.

Here’s a report on the crash, as well as some Tweets of Halladay and his plane:

Halladay owns a plane and has been doing a lot of flying since retiring from Major League Baseball back in 2013.

The Doc won two Cy Young Awards and was named to 8 All-Star teams during his 16-year career.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Tags: baseball, MLB, Philadelphia Phillies, Plane Crash, Roy Halladay, toronto blue jays,