An unspeakable tragedy.
Former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies star pitcher Roy Halladay was killed this afternoon when his small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
He was 40.
The Pasco County Sheriff's office confirmed the news in a press conference moments ago.
The plane Halladay was flying was his personal aircraft, which he posted about frequently on social media.
Halladay compiled a 203-105 career record over 16 MLB seasons. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2003 and the NL version in 2010.
In his first season with the Phillies in 2010, Halladay threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Halladay's family and friends at this time.