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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay acknowledges the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Philadelphia. Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Matt Slocum

(RNN) - Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay was killed when his plane crashed on Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico.  

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the ICON A5 light sport aircraft registered to Halladay crashed into the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, FL, at about 1 p.m. ET. They recovered Halladay's body from the two-passenger plane, police said. The water was about six or seven feet deep where the plane went down, authorities said.

A viewer of Tampa TV station WTSP sent in photos of the wreckage and the tail number matched photos and videos that Halladay had posted on his Twitter account.

Halladay won the Cy Young award twice and pitched a no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010. He retired with 203 wins and a 3.38 ERA. The 40-year-old became a pilot after he retired from baseball at the end of the 2013 season.

He married Brandy Gates on Nov. 27, 1998, and the couple had two children together.

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