Tuesday, November 7, was a sad day for baseball fans - as Roy Halladay - a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball about four years ago, passed away. This occurred when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico and he sadly died at the age of just 40. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco claimed that Halladay's ICON A5, a tiny single-engine aircraft, crashed at about noon on Tuesday in Florida.

Passing of Halladay

Halladay's body was found in shallow water and in addition, no survivors were found. Police claimed that they couldn't say if there were more passengers on the plane and they weren't sure where the plane was headed.

Many baseball fans are speechless and melancholic at the horrible passing of former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia pitcher, Roy Halladay. Halladay was a well-respected pitcher, a true ace on the mound and a work-horse during his career. According to ESPN, his career consisted of eight All-Star selections, two Cy Young Awards, a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter.

Pilot license

Halladay got his pilot's license many years ago and also put photos on social media about a month ago of himself standing beside a new ICON A5 for the plane's marketing campaign. He claimed that he had been fantasizing about flying since he was young, and also claimed that when he retired from baseball that was when he would be able to become a pilot.

Halladay claimed that his baseball contract didn't allow him to have a pilot's license when he was a pitcher and that his wife was not keen on him having his pilot license at the time. His wife fought hard for him not to be a pilot. Overall, she was very against it, but she went on to explain that she then approved of it, because she knew it was his passion.

In addition, Halladay's father was a corporate pilot, so it makes sense that he had a passion for planes.

Saddened by his death

The Phillies organization claimed that they were speechless about the news and that it brought a lot of sadness to the whole Phillies family. The passing of one of the best pitchers to play baseball was inevitably the devastating.

He had quite a resume as a player, as he was an All-Star pitcher, an All-Star figure, and an All-Star dad.

The Toronto Blue Jays were brought to tears with the heartbreaking passing of one of the franchise's best players, but most importantly the passing of a great person. It is impossible to put into words the impact he left on the organization and his fans. Many people's thoughts and prayers went out to his family on Tuesday. Halladay's past teammates provided their condolences on Twitter after finding out about his death.