Blue Jays: Plane owned by Halladay crashes, we wait for news..

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 14: Former player Roy Halladay
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 14: Former player Roy Halladay /
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News is breaking of a plane crashing, owned by former Blue Jay Roy Halladay. As of this writing, it has not been confirmed if he was the pilot or not.

Blue Jays fans are collectively holding their breath right now as we wait for news about the safety of Roy Halladay. News is currently breaking that a plane owned by the former Blue Jay ace has crashed, and that the lone occupant has perished.

At this time it is not known whether Halladay was the pilot of the plane at the time of the crash.

The plane crashed off the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s expected that local authorities will be holding a news conference later this afternoon to discuss any available details at this time.

Roy “Doc” Halladay spent 12 seasons in the Blue Jays’ organization, and was long known as the best pitcher, and even player on the team. He was an eight time All-Star, and won the Cy Young award twice, and finished in the top three on three other occasions, as well as twice more at fifth place. He was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2009 season, where he added to his future Hall of Fame resume.

Fans have been swarming Twitter at this stage, desperately waiting for news, and hoping for the best that he wasn’t in that plane. Either way, our condolences go out to the deceased, whether it was the Blue Jays’ legend or not.

We’ll update you with details as they come in, and we’ll all collectively hope that the Blue Jays’ legend is okay.

**UPDATE**:

The worst news has come to be true, that we’ve lost Roy Halladay in a plane crash on Tuesday afternoon. We’ll continue to update you as the news, and tributes continue to pour in about the Blue Jay great.

It’s a sad day in baseball.

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