Retired MLB Star Roy Halladay's Plane Goes Down in Fatal Crash

Ex-MLB Star Roy Halladay

Dead at 40

In Fatal Plane Crash

11/7/2017 1:10 PM PST

Breaking News

Retired baseball superstar Roy Halladay died in a fatal plane crash Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Dept. is holding a news conference to reveal details of the crash. They confirm Roy was the only person aboard the ICON A5 light sport aircraft when it went down 10 miles west of St. Petersburg.

40-year-old Halladay proudly purchased his ICON A5 just last month.

Roy was an 8-time All-Star pitcher for the Phillies and the Blue Jays, and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. He’s one of only 2 players in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in the playoffs. He also pitched a perfect game for the Phillies in 2010.

He’s expected to be a first ballot Hall of Famer when he becomes eligible in 2019.