PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Roy Halladay lost his life on Tuesday in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico.
The sports world reacted to the devastating news on Twitter.
Phillies statement on the sudden & tragic passing of Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/gGhv7JUKv0
— Phillies (@Phillies) 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
Gone too soon my friend!!! https://t.co/rhD8xl30xj
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay was one of the special people in this world. A beautiful man, driven by the pursuit of excellence. A HOF player & human being
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) November 7, 2017
Rip to the doc.. one of the best to ever do it. May you Rest In Peace 😞🙏🏽
— jp crawford (@jp_crawford) November 7, 2017
RIP, Roy Halladay. What a player. And from what those who knew him say, what a man. https://t.co/1e43KynEyX
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) 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
Devastating. One of my favorite teammates ever. The blueprint for what a competitor looks like.
RIP Roy Halladay. Heartbroken for his family
— Michael Young (@MikeyY626) November 7, 2017
We're saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Phillies legend Roy Halladay. Our thoughts are with his family & loved ones. pic.twitter.com/LMlxmoZw2u
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) November 7, 2017
So incredibly saddened to hear about @RoyHalladay. Rest in peace brother. Gone way too soon.
— Claude Giroux (@28CGiroux) 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
Roy Halladay's cap and ball from his 2010 perfect game. His legacy lives on in Cooperstown. Rest in peace, Doc. pic.twitter.com/PqASdhK8bf
— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) November 7, 2017
Honored to have had the opportunity to step in the box against the Hall of Famer Roy Halladay. Sick to my stomach to hear the news #RIP34 🙏
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) November 7, 2017
Roy Halladay was your favorite player's favorite player. A true ace and a wonderful person. Heartbroken for those who knew him best.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) November 7, 2017
I’m stunned to silence over the news of Roy Halladay. My thoughts and heart are with Brandy and the boys. Rest In Peace my friend.
— Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) November 7, 2017
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
One of the best to ever do it. I had a front row seat to watch his greatness. RIP Doc. 🙏🏾 to Brandy and the kids.
— Vernon Wells (@VernonWells10) November 7, 2017
I wanted to be Roy Halladay. I’m heartbroken, rest easy Doc.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) November 7, 2017
Commissioner Manfred issued the following statement today regarding the death of eight-time All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay: pic.twitter.com/lLbOa1emnt
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) 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
Shocked and saddened… gone way too soon. One of the best ever. #RIPDoc
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) November 7, 2017
— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) November 7, 2017
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) November 7, 2017
Joining the baseball family in mourning Roy Halladay. So very sad at the loss of a great competitor and person. Eternal rest and peace.
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) November 7, 2017