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.
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.
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