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BREAKING: Retired Baseball Pitcher Roy Halladay Killed in Plane Crash

It was confirmed this afternoon by the Pasco County’s Sheriff Department that former All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay was killed when his small single-engine plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner had recently received his pilot’s license, per ESPN. He had recently tweeted and posted photos of a ICON A5 plane, which was the aircraft that was recovered from the water.

Halladay made the All-Star team eight times in his career and posted a career record of 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.

Halladay was 40 years old.

Major League Baseball tweeted about the tragic news after it was confirmed:

Watch the clip above, via ABC News.

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