PHILADELPHIA - MAY 12: Starting pitcher Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park on May 12, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
HOLIDAY, Fla. — Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
With the Philadelphia Phillies, Halladay pitched a no-hitter against the Reds in the 2010 playoffs; he also pitched a no-hitter against the Marlins earlier that season.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that his ICON A5 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.
They said they couldn’t confirm if there were additional passengers on the plane or say where it was headed.
Halladay retired in 2013 after 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays followed by four seasons with Philadelphia.