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All-star pitcher killed in small plane crash off Florida coast

Pasco County Sheriff's Office confirms Roy Halladay died in crash

2010: Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series
2010: Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

HOLIDAY, Fla. – Retired All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay died when his small plane crashed about noon Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office marine unit responded to the downed ICON A5 plane near Holiday, Florida, and found one body. No survivors were found.

The Sheriff's Office later confirmed that Halladay died in the crash. They could not confirm if there were additional passengers on the plane or say where it was headed.

Halladay, 40, retired in 2013 after 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays followed by four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies.