Roy Halladay's Plane Crashed in Gulf of Mexico, One Person Has Died: Report

UPDATE: 4:19 p.m. EDT: Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday in a plane crash, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida confirmed in a press conference. He was 40 years old.

"The worst-case scenario happened, and it breaks our hearts," said Sheriff Chris Nocco.

The deceased has been confirmed as Roy Doc Halladay.

— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) November 7, 2017

Original story:

A plane owned by former Major League Baseball superstar Roy Halladay reportedly crashed in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday. Local Tampa, Florida, news station WTSP reported that one person died in the crash. It was unclear early Tuesday afternoon if Halladay was aboard the plane.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office told the station that Halladay's ICON A5 plane crashed around 1 p.m. local time, about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Halladay had a storied career as a pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, appearing in eight All-Star games and winning two Cy Young Awards. He has long been known to have a passion for flying, and many of his posts to social media involved his hobby.

BREAKING | Plane that crashed into Gulf registered to ex-MLB All-Star Roy Halladay; unknown if he was in aircraft

— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) November 7, 2017

#BREAKING: Small plane crash in Gulf of Mexico off of Holiday coast. @PascoSheriff holding a news conference shortly.

— Aaron Mesmer FOX 13 (@AaronMesmer) November 7, 2017

I’m really not big on posting pic’s of my stuff and I’ll never be on Cribs... but this A5 is so outrageous I’d feel guilty not sharing pics!

— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 17, 2017

A little flying with pilot Roy ✈️ @RoyHalladay

— Hud (@nolanhudi) November 5, 2017

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