Celebrity Reaction: Roy Halladay Dead – Former MLB Pitcher Killed In Plane Crash

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Reaction Roy Halladay Dead

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Reaction Roy Halladay Dead

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Celebrities are reacting on Twitter to the death of Roy Halladay, a former MLB pitcher who was killed in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. He was 40-years-old. Hollywood stars and athletes are now mourning the late baseball player. See tweets below.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday afternoon that Halladay’s single-engine plane had crashed off the coast of Florida. Law enforcement discovered the plan upside down in shallow water shortly after he made three mayday calls made to air traffic control. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The former pitcher received his pilot’s license in mid-October.

Halladay retired from baseball nearly in 2013 after a prosperous 16-year career in the league. He pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998 until 2009, and then spent his final four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. The two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star also threw the 20th perfect game in baseball history during the 2010 season.

One celebrity reacting to Halladay’s tragic death is Miles Teller, who wrote, “God damn’t, No! Roy Halladay, one of the most dominant pitchers to ever toe the rubber and always generous to his legion of fans. RIP.” Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson said, “RIP Roy Halladay.. a Toronto legend! Growing up I used to love watching Doc play, sad day for Toronto sports fans.” And Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander conveyed, “Shocked and saddened… gone way too soon. One of the best ever. #RIPDoc.”

Former NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson simply tweeted, “R.I.P Roy Halladay.” Former MLB star Nick Swisher expressed, “I’m shocked to hear the news about Roy Halladay. Devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.” Former WWF wrestler The Iron Sheik offered, “ROY HALLADAY I LOVE YOU FOREVER.” Avid baseball fan Larry King expressed, “Sending my love to the family of #RoyHalladay. Sad to hear about his tragic passing. He was a great pitcher, and an even better person.” And Kenny Chesney mourned, “I lost a great friend today. All love Roy!!!”

The Phillies also released a statement mourning the late pitcher. “We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death,” the team said. “There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass along our condolences to Brandy, Ryan and Braden.” Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to Halladay’s untimely death.

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