Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball nearly four years ago, has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.
Halladay was an eight-time All-Star and went 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA during his 16-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. He threw a perfect game during the 2010 season and a no-hitter that postseason.
The sports world -- and in particular former and current MLB players -- took to social media to offer their condolences, prayers and memories:
Halladay's former teams
Statement from the Blue Jays organization on the tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/Ih8D0RQE9p
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 7, 2017
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0
— Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017
— Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) November 7, 2017
The Eagles are saddened to learn of the passing of Phillies icon Roy Halladay. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/hyonhmVntj
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 7, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the passing of Roy Halladay. We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family & loved ones. pic.twitter.com/IH76mnQ1S5
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 7, 2017
The 76ers organization is saddened to learn of the passing of Philadelphia Phillies great Roy Halladay. We extend our sincere condolences to his loved ones and our friends within the Phillies organization during this difficult time.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 7, 2017
I'm stunned to silence over the news of Roy Halladay. My thoughts and heart are with Brandy and the boys. Rest In Peace my friend.
— Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) November 7, 2017
I'll never forget Aug '13. Doc and I were two months away from retirement. He was hurt, clearly. He was still pitching tho. One day in Wrigley he was throwing 83, and all over the place. I go to the mound and he just said "everything hurts."
He wouldnt come out. Always fighting.
— Michael Young (@MikeyY626) November 7, 2017
Such a sad day. We lost a great ball player but an even better human being. Many prayers to Brandy, Ryan, & Brayden. We will miss you Roy.
— Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) November 7, 2017
My God I can't believe this news!! Rest In Peace Doc Holiiday! I'm honored to have played with you my friend! My family is so heart broken!!
— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) November 7, 2017
Gone too soon my friend!!! Blessed to have shared the field with you as a teammate, competitor, friend and more importantly a brother. Praying for Brandy, Ryan and Brayden🙏🏽
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 7, 2017
We were together in this journey as Canadian Baseball Hall of Famers, now you are gone. RIP Roy Halladay pic.twitter.com/x5Vv0r8djx
— Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) November 7, 2017
Heart is broken to hear about Roy Halladay .great friend, teammate, father and husband. One of the best teammates ever! You will be missed !
— Roy Oswalt (@royoswalt44net) November 7, 2017
— Jose Cruz, Jr. (@cruz22) November 7, 2017
Devastating. One of my favorite teammates ever. The blueprint for what a competitor looks like.
RIP Roy Halladay. Heartbroken for his family
— Michael Young (@MikeyY626) November 7, 2017
Doc, one of the greatest moments in my career was getting to catch you. RIP Doc. "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die". 😔 https://t.co/GNmbQjSCzn
— Jp Arencibia (@jparencibia9) November 7, 2017
One of the best to ever do it. I had a front row seat to watch his greatness. RIP Doc. 🙏🏾 to Brandy and the kids.
— Vernon Wells (@VernonWells10) November 7, 2017
Had the privilege of calling a teammate. RIP @RoyHalladay
— John Mayberry Jr (@Jmayberryjr44) November 7, 2017
RIP...Roy Halladay one of the greatest teammates I have had the privilege the play with. Our prayers are with his wife and 2 boys!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Kevin Millar (@KMillar15) November 7, 2017
Heart broken- Roy was always the guy I looked up to in little league, in high school, in the bigs. So lucky to have been his teammate. Incredible husband, incredible dad, we will miss you Doc!
— Brad Lidge (@SlidersNSaves54) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay one of the greatest to put on a baseball uniform! My prayers are with his family so sad to see him go! You're the man Doc
— Cameron Rupp (@CameronRupp) November 7, 2017
Beyond crushed! One of the best. Hardest working/preparing pitcher ever played with! You will be missed!
— Kevin Frandsen (@KevinFrandsen) November 7, 2017
Devastating news about Roy Halladay.The only teammate to beat me to the field!A true beast!Praying for his wife and 2 boys! #RIPDoc
— Juan Pierre (@JPBeastMode) November 7, 2017
RIP to a great teammate and friend. @RoyHalladay we will all miss you.
— Tanyon Sturtze (@sturtze56) November 7, 2017
When people ask me if I could re-live any moment in baseball-1 that I always say would be to watch Doc pitch again! Today my heart goes out to Brandy and the boys. He was a great husband, father, friend and teammate. Such a special man! You will be forever missed! #RoyHalladay
— Cole Hamels (@ColeHamels) November 8, 2017
Current MLB players
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) November 7, 2017
In shock over the terrible news about Roy Halladay... a pitcher I grew up admiring & rooting for. Praying for his family & friends. #RIPDoc
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) November 7, 2017
Way too soon. Thoughts and prayers to his family. https://t.co/HFzmOLOnn4
— Chris Iannetta (@Chris_Iannetta) November 7, 2017
Honored to have had the opportunity to step in the box against the Hall of Famer Roy Halladay. Sick to my stomach to hear the news #RIP34 🙏
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) November 7, 2017
— Taijuan Walker (@tai_walker) November 7, 2017
Rip to the doc.. one of the best to ever do it. May you Rest In Peace 😞🙏🏽
— jp crawford (@jp_crawford) November 7, 2017
RIP Doc. I remember watching you in awe as a kid, your legacy will forever live on. Love those close to you. https://t.co/cMeiEXuCoV
— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) November 7, 2017
Shocked and saddened... gone way too soon. One of the best ever. #RIPDoc
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) November 7, 2017
Oh my god man. Day ruined. Wow. Prayers with the entire Halladay family. This is awful! https://t.co/nrS2INJ231
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) November 7, 2017
Absolutely devastated to hear of the death of Roy Halladay. Just sick. One of my favorite pitchers to ever watch. Prayers for his family...
— Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) November 7, 2017
RIP Roy 'DOC' Halladay 😔
— Aaron Sanchez (@A_Sanch41) November 7, 2017
RIP. Thoughts and prayers with his family. https://t.co/gcHrmWgiN9
— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) November 7, 2017
Being a kid from Colorado, this man was my hero growing up!! Was a pleasure to watch pitch. Can't believe this happened https://t.co/F3yRacz5fx
— Kevin Gausman (@KevinGausman) November 7, 2017
Some of you have no idea what Roy Halladay meant to the careers of so many of the up & coming stars. Phone calls. Group talks etc. RIP Doc
— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) November 7, 2017
Very saddened by the news of Roy Halladay.
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) November 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Doc Halladay. One of the best to ever do it. You will be missed.
— Dallas Keuchel (@kidkeuchy) November 7, 2017
— Jake Diekman (@JakeDiekman) November 7, 2017
This hurts https://t.co/rXV3oGd6RR
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) November 7, 2017
My prayers and condolences go out to the Halladay family for this devastating loss today! 🙏🏽
— Edwin Jackson (@EJ36) November 7, 2017
RIP Roy Halladay, the greatest example of a true competitor and a true gentleman. May God Bless him and his family
— Huston Street (@HustonStreet) November 7, 2017
We lost an MLB legend today in Roy Halladay! My heart breaks for him and his family. #RIPDoc
— Steven Souza Jr. (@SouzaJr) November 7, 2017
This news shocked me today. My favorite pitcher and followed his post career so closely.
So sad for his family.
RIP to one of the best https://t.co/E29YX8gzKO
— Ryan Rowland-Smith (@hyphen18) November 7, 2017
Devastating news about Roy Halladay...an unparalleled artist on the mound. I dropped everything to watch him work...Baseball's heart hurts...😔 My deepest condolences to the Halladay family. #RIPDoc
— Jason Hammel (@HammelTime39) November 7, 2017
One of the greatest and nicest guys i got to meet. Was one of the best pitchers to watch. Praying for his family as we lost a great one 2day https://t.co/9ERgFQvQTq
— Derek Holland (@Dutch_Oven45) November 7, 2017
Got the chance to meet and hangout such an amazing professional. So sad to hear this news. R.I.P https://t.co/UWEugEf7As
— Ender Inciarte (@enderinciartem) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay was your favorite player's favorite player. A true ace and a wonderful person. Heartbroken for those who knew him best.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) November 7, 2017
Everyone who plays baseball wishes they could be a small fraction like Doc Halladay. Such a great competitor, RIP.
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson3737) November 7, 2017
Sad day for baseball. Roy Halladay was one of my favorite pitchers to watch growing up. Baseball lost a legend today. Prayers up to his family.
— Rookie Davis (@rookdavis24) November 7, 2017
RIP to one of the best to do it, Doc Halladay.
— Alex Meyer (@realAM23) November 7, 2017
So saddened to hear about the passing of Roy Halladay.. prayers going out to his family during this tough time...
— Aaron Altherr (@AAltherr) November 7, 2017
My heart is heavy hearing about Roy's crash. He made a difference in so many people's lives, including mine. May God bring peace to his fam.
— Mark Appel (@MAppel26) November 7, 2017
Former MLB players
— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) November 7, 2017
— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) November 7, 2017
I can't believe it. So many times we competed against each other and even while competing, I wanted to see you! My condolences to his family https://t.co/q5VGqQvoDu
— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) November 7, 2017
Rest In Peace to one of the best pitchers I've ever faced. Praying that God comforts his family... https://t.co/KQEcUBxZEB
— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) November 7, 2017
Sad to see the news of roy halladay. One of the greatest and fiercest competitors i was able to compete against. Somewon i looked up #rip
— paul maholm (@paul_maholm) November 7, 2017
I'm shocked to hear the news about Roy Halladay. Devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) November 7, 2017
We lost another member of the Phillies family way to soon! My prayers go out to Doc's wife and kids and his entire family! RIP Doc!
— John Kruk (@JohnKruk) November 7, 2017
Heartbroken over Roy H. He was the not only the standard of excellence in the game of baseball but in life! Will miss u my friend..
— Jake Peavy (@JakePeavy_22) November 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Roy "Doc" Halladay. You were one of the greatest we saw during our generations we know you loved to fly your IconA5. pic.twitter.com/FJeFKdjAYZ
— Eduardo Perez (@PerezEd) November 7, 2017
Absolute warrior on the mound & ultimate class act off of it. Nastiest starter I️ ever faced. My heart breaks for his family... https://t.co/3MlxRGa9p1
— Eric James Byrnes (@byrnes22) November 7, 2017
In complete shock right now. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Halladay. My heart goes out to you. A great competitor, even better person.
— RyanDempster (@Dempster46) November 7, 2017
I wanted to be Roy Halladay. I'm heartbroken, rest easy Doc.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) November 7, 2017
huge huge bummer. He was the guy we all aspired to be
— C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer) November 7, 2017
Absolutely stunned & saddened by news of Roy Halladay passing.Amazing guy & toughest pitcher I've ever faced. Unreal.Praying for his family.
— Sean Casey (@TheMayorsOffice) November 7, 2017
Devastated to hear the news of one of the greatest competitors to cross the chalk line and take the bump. RIP Doc.
— Kevin Youkilis (@KYouk_2036) November 7, 2017
Horrible horrible news. RIP to one of the baseball greats but also to a man that was a leader and example to so many. Prayers to all family https://t.co/jNcRs0sbBm
— Barry Enright (@BarryEnright45) November 7, 2017
Immense sadness, crushing. @RoyHalladay was one of the best ever. Special person and great talent. Prayers to his family.
— Dennis Eckersley (@Eck43) November 7, 2017
— Bernie Williams (@bw51official) November 7, 2017
Here with a heavy heart for my fellow Coloradan Roy Halladay's family. 🙏🏾. #legend
— Chauncey Billups (@1MrBigShot) November 7, 2017
RIP to Roy Halladay. When I played baseball, I always wanted to pitch like "Doc".
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) November 7, 2017
RIP Roy Halladay.. a Toronto legend! Growing up I used to love watching Doc play, sad day for Toronto sports fans
— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) November 7, 2017
Damn man, R.I️.P. Roy Halladay
— Evan Turner (@thekidet) November 7, 2017
— Dave Pallone (@DavePallone) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay's cap and ball from his 2010 perfect game. His legacy lives on in Cooperstown. Rest in peace, Doc. pic.twitter.com/PqASdhK8bf
— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) November 7, 2017
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) November 7, 2017
I've kept this up on my wall since the day of. I wasn't fortunate enough to be there that night but was fortunate enough to see him plenty pic.twitter.com/ZgTwNHCWRN
— Jordan (@10_jordan_99) November 7, 2017
RIP Roy Doc Halladay, a true baseball great and a man with a generous heart.Our thoughts and prayers are with Roy and his family during this difficult time. We were blessed to have known him and consider him to be a member of our family. We are grateful for his love and support. pic.twitter.com/wMprVclFtC
— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) November 7, 2017
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay's Icon A5, a small single-engine aircraft, went down about noon Tuesday near Holiday, Florida.
The sheriff's office marine unit responded to the downed plane and found Halladay's body. No survivors were found. Authorities couldn't confirm whether there were additional passengers on the plane or say where it was headed.