Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay perishes in a plane crash

Lake Charles, Louisiana
November 7, 2017 6:11pm CST
A tragic loss of life happened in Florida this afternoon as former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy "Doc" Halladay perished in a single engine plane crash in the Gulf Of Mexico in the western part of Florida. Halladay, 40, pitched 16 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies before retiring from pitching in the Major Leagues in 2013 so he could spend time with his relatives. Halladay pitched a perfect game during the 2010 Major League Baseball season against the Florida Marlins and he threw a no hitter during the playoffs as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies against the Cincinnati Reds. Halladay was the only person aboard an ICON A5 small airplane that crashed near the city of St. Petersburg Florida. May his soul find eternal peace at last.
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@koopharper (6216)
• Canada
8 Nov
Just spotted the news on Facebook. He was a great pitcher and as a Blue Jays fan, this is a very sad day.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
9 Nov
I was shocked and sad when I saw the news of his passing on the internet news.
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• Canada
9 Nov
@Deepizzaguy I know we aren't going to live forever but forty is quite young at least from my perspective.
@JohnRoberts (39066)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Nov
He was an excellent pitcher who won two Cy Young Awards.
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• Lake Charles, Louisiana
9 Nov
Doc Halladay was one of the best starting pitchers in the Major Leagues as well as great human being off the diamond.
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@BelleStarr (31250)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
I did get that notice yesterday on my phone but honestly, I don't know who he is.