"He was one in a million".
Pasco County Sheriff's Office confirmed the news in a press conference. No survivors were found.
"I've been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball", Halladay recently told Seaplane Magazine.
Halladay won the Cy Young Award twice, first with the Blue Jays in 2003 and again in 2010 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He received the first 2018 model and was prominently featured in Icon's promotional materials, and often tweeted his love for flying the little plane.
ICON Aircraft declined to comment Tuesday afternoon. He built on that resume in Philadelphia, where he won a second Cy Young, pitched a flawless game and authored a playoff no-hitter.
Halladay is the father of two children with his wife, Brandy.
Investigators say they have not found a flight plan so they don't know how many people were on the plane.
The Jays then traded him to the Philadelphia Phillies, where he played the next four seasons.
Roy Halladay, one of the best starting pitchers of his generation, has died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
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