Former 8-time MLB All-Star and 2-time Cy Young winning pitcher Roy Halladay died today in a plane crash over the Gulf of Mexico according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. He was 40 years old.

Pasco Sheriff's office confirmed to the press today a single-engine small aircraft piloted by Halladay crashed in the gulf this afternoon.

Halladay retired from baseball 4 years ago.

In 16 MLB seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, he compiled a impressive 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA. He threw a postseason no-hitter in 2010, the same year he threw a perfect game during the regular season.

The Phillies released the following statement after learning of Halladay's tragic death.

"We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay's untimely death. There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass along our condolences to Brandy, Ryan and Braden."

Halladay leaves behind his wife, Brandy, and two sons, Ryan and Braden.