Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday after a plane he was in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near Holiday, Florida. He was 40.

MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Death News

No other details were immediately available, including the total number of victims, injuries or cause of the crash.

Halladay was an avid fan of flying:

He was one of only six pitchers to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. On May 29, 2010, Halladay threw a perfect game to lead his team to a 1-0 victory against the Florida Marlins. In his first-ever playoff start later that season, Halladay tossed the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history against the Cincinatti Reds in Game 1 of the NLDS. In the latter game, Halladay struck out eight batters and walked one.

The right-handed ace — nicknamed “Doc” — also played for the Toronto Blue Jays for 12 seasons during his 16-year career. He made eight All-Star games.

Halladay retired with the Phillies in 2013 and finished his career with 203 wins, 2,117 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.38. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

People from all across the baseball world expressed their condolences for Halladay on social media after his passing:

Halladay is survived by his wife Brandy and his two children, Ryan and Braden. 

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 3: Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches in the second inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on April 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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