Roy Halladay is a name well-known in the baseball world, but today he is mourned by a much larger population.
Halladay, a former Blue Jay, owns a plane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico today and it is now confirmed that he was flying it and passed away in the accident. Halladay flew his plane as a pastime, telling NBC Sports that he logged 800 hours as an airplane pilot as of March:
"I got my instrument rating, my multi-engine rating and I'm working on my commercial rating. So, I'm trying to progress through it. I'd like to be able to instruct so I can teach my boys."
Halladay was obviously a Blue Jays legend, but his work ethic and positivity was known league wide. An outpouring of sadness has come from all around the sports world.