The man loved flying.
Roy Halladay died doing what he loved.
The former Cy Young winner was killed when his small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, as confirmed by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.
Halladay’s ICON A5 plane went down at about noon on Tuesday near Holiday, Fla. He was 40.
The former star pitcher for the Blue Jays and Phillies has been tweeting about his love for flying for a while.
Tweets like these are heartbreaking to read today, but show how much he loved being in control of a plane.
I keep telling my dad flying the Icon A5 low over the water is like flying a fighter jet! His response….. I am flying a fighter jet!! pic.twitter.com/30eVjz9eS6
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 31, 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! pic.twitter.com/UUmZMfgsff
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 17, 2017
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017
Big Thx to retired fighter pilots turn Icon instructors Chilli, F-14, Grouch, Harrier, who signed me off in the A5! pic.twitter.com/4NgPocOhHR
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) May 19, 2016
Rest in peace, Roy.