Roy Halladay wasn’t just a Major League Baseball pitcher and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. He was also a husband, a father, and a newly licensed pilot.

Based on his Twitter account, the retired baseball player-turned-pilot recently purchased his very first plane on October 13.

He wrote on Twitter:

I have dreamed about owning a A5 since I retired! Real life is better than [SIC] my dreams!! Thx Kirk & everyone @ICONAircraft.

And since the purchase, Halladay hadn’t stopped posting photos of the amazing places it had taken him:

Sadly, multiple reports are reporting Halladay crashed his Icon A5 early Tuesday afternoon.

According to ESPN, the plane was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico — about 10 miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida. The 40-year-old, who retired from baseball almost four years ago, did not survive the crash.

As Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters during a press conference on November 7, Halladay was the only person occupying the plane at the time of the accident. He made three mayday calls to air traffic control prior to the crash.

Halladay is survived by his wife of 19 years, Brandy, and their two children.

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