Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida said. He was 40.
Authorities said Halladay's plane, an ICON A5 light sport aircraft, crashed 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Fla., around 1 p.m., the Associated Press reported.
Halladay was the only person on board.
Last month, Halladay announced on Twitter that he'd bought the plane that was involved in the accident.
Halladay played 16 seasons in the big leagues, with Philadelphia and Toronto. He finished with a 203-105 career record and a 3.38 ERA.
He won the Cy Young with Toronto in 2003 after going 22-7 with a 3.25 ERA, and with Philadelphia in 2010 after going 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA. He will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2019.
Halladay also threw the second no-hitter in postseason history when he no-hit the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the 2010 NL division series.
He had worked this past season as a part-time employee for the Phillies with a focus on the mental side of the game.