Ex-MLB pitcher Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

Former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday in a plane crash, state police in Florida confirmed.

Halladay’s aircraft crashed about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Fla, according to officials.

The 40-year-old was a two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star.

Halladay was a hobbyist pilot, owned his own aircraft and hoped to become an instructor. He often shared images of his favorite passions in retirement — flying and coaching youth baseball. Halladay is survived by his wife Brandy and two sons.

News of Halladay’s death prompted an outpouring of emotion via social media.