Star Pitcher Roy Halladay Dies In Plane Crash, And Just One Month Before His Wife Talked About How Uncomfortable She Was With Him Flying

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ve probably already heard the tragic news. The two-time Cy Young Award winner, Roy Halladay, died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida on Tuesday. The 40-year-old father of two got his pilot’s license after retiring from baseball in 2013, and just last month he revealed he had purchased the Icon A5 plane.

And as you can see from his posts on Twitter, he was very excited about owning this plane…

While he was really excited about the purchase, his wife Brandy wasn’t as thrilled. In a video posted back in October by ICON Aircraft, Brandy talked about how she fought hard against Roy flying.

“I fought hard. I was very against it. I didn’t grow up the way Roy did. I didn’t grow up with airplanes or a comfort level the way he did with small planes.”

The video has since been deleted from the site. Honestly, it’s not exactly surprising that she would be against him flying. I’m sure it’s similar to when a husband wants to start riding a motorcycle. Obviously, the wife is not going to be for it because of the dangers involved.

But you know what? Roy was living his dream. His father was a corporate pilot, so flying was in his blood. You can die doing anything in life. You can die driving to the grocery store on Sunday morning.

At least Roy died doing something he loved. By the way, if you never got the chance to see him pitch, well, you missed out. Check out the highlights from his perfect game and his no hitter below.

The dude was a beast on the mound.

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