Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

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Major League Baseball all-star and three time Cy Young Award victor Roy Halladay is dead after a small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.

"He was one in a million". The Pasco County Marine Unit and Swiftwater Response Team are on the scene. No survivors were found.

"Ive been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball", Halladay said in the company announcement. On Halloween, he posted that flying it low over the water felt like piloting a fighter jet.

Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 5, 2012 in Pittsburgh.

CBS Philly first reported on the plane crash.

Halladay is often regarded as one of the finest pitchers of his generation and is a former eight-time All-Star pitcher for the Blue Jays. On October 13, he tweeted that he had dreamed about owning an A5 since he retired and said, "Real life is better than my dreams!"

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In 2010, he pitched a no-hitter for the Phillies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Halladay is survived by his wife Brandy and their have two sons, Ryan and Braden.

The Philadelphia Phillies sent out a statement on Halladay's passing Tuesday.

FORMER baseball player Roy "Doc" Halladay has died aged 49 in a plane crash.

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