Colorado Native, Former MLB Pitcher, Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

Former Major League Baseball star Roy Halladay died at the age of 40 today when a plane he was piloting crashed in the Gulf of Mexico near a town (eerily) named Holiday, Florida. 

Halladay, who twice won the Cy Young Award while winning 203 games for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, recently received his pilot’s license and had been enthusiastically posting photos of his new ICON A5 plane on Twitter. 

As The Tampa Bay Times notes, he settled in Tampa after his 2013 retirement and helped coach his son Braden’s high school baseball team to a Class 4A state championship.

Halladay grew up in Arvada, CO, and graduated from Arvada West High School.

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