Twitter Stunned By the Tragic Death of Roy Halladay
The sports world is reeling after the death of Roy Halladay.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner passed away at the age of 40 in a plane crash on Tuesday off Florida’s Gulf Coast.
As well-liked as he was dominant, Halladay, 40, is survived by his wife and two children. The sports world was shocked to learn of his death, with some big names mourning the loss of one of his generation’s most feared and successful pitchers.
We are saddened by the tragic news that Roy Halladay, 2-time Cy Young Award winner & 8-time All-Star, has died in a plane crash. He was 40. pic.twitter.com/SOFv3bOLyt
— MLB (@MLB) November 7, 2017
Statement from the Blue Jays organization on the tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/Ih8D0RQE9p
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 7, 2017
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0
— Phillies (@Phillies) November 7, 2017
In shock over the terrible news about Roy Halladay… a pitcher I grew up admiring & rooting for. Praying for his family & friends. #RIPDoc
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) November 7, 2017
Oh my god man. Day ruined. Wow. Prayers with the entire Halladay family. This is awful! https://t.co/nrS2INJ231
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) November 7, 2017
We were together in this journey as Canadian Baseball Hall of Famers, now you are gone. RIP Roy Halladay pic.twitter.com/x5Vv0r8djx
— Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) November 7, 2017
RIP. Thoughts and prayers with his family. https://t.co/gcHrmWgiN9
— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) November 7, 2017
I’m shocked to hear the news about Roy Halladay. Devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) November 7, 2017
I would love to see MLB create an award for the pitcher who throws the most innings each season. I bet you the recipients would be honored to win an award named for Roy Halladay.
— Dan Shulman (@DShulman_ESPN) November 8, 2017
My sympathies go out to the family of Roy Halladay. What a tragic loss. Rest In Peace.
— Mike Tomlin (@CoachTomlin) November 8, 2017
The 76ers organization is saddened to learn of the passing of Philadelphia Phillies great Roy Halladay. We extend our sincere condolences to his loved ones and our friends within the Phillies organization during this difficult time.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 7, 2017
The Eagles are saddened to learn of the passing of Phillies icon Roy Halladay. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/hyonhmVntj
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 7, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the passing of Roy Halladay. We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family & loved ones. pic.twitter.com/IH76mnQ1S5
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 7, 2017
Such a sad day. We lost a great ball player but an even better human being. Many prayers to Brandy, Ryan, & Brayden. We will miss you Roy.
— Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) November 7, 2017
Gone too soon my friend!!! Blessed to have shared the field with you as a teammate, competitor, friend and more importantly a brother. Praying for Brandy, Ryan and Brayden
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 7, 2017
My heart hurts writing this. I can still remember the first day we met. It was 5:45am on the first day of spring training when I arrived. He was finishing his breakfast but his clothes were soaking wet. I asked if it was raining when he got in. He laughed and said “No I just finished my workout” I knew right then- he was the real deal. Thank you Roy for allowing us to witness what it takes to be the best. We will all miss you.
I can’t believe it. So many times we competed against each other and even while competing, I wanted to see you! My condolences to his family https://t.co/q5VGqQvoDu
— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) November 7, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of Roy Halladay today. Tremendous competitor. Prayers go out to his family. pic.twitter.com/qhAZeWaVyG
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) November 8, 2017
I wanted to be Roy Halladay. I’m heartbroken, rest easy Doc.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) November 7, 2017