MLB players and personalities paid tribute to Roy Halladay after his sudden death

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died on Tuesday after a plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40, and left behind his wife Brandy, and his two children, Ryan and Braden.

Halladay was one of the most dominant pitchers of modern baseball. Through 16 seasons in the majors with the Phillies and Blue Jays, “Doc” Halladay made eight All-Star games and took home two Cy Young awards, in 2003 and 2010. He was one of just 23 players in major league history to pitch a perfect game and only the second player to pitch a no-hitter in the postseason.

Halladay retired in 2013 and finished his career with 203 wins, 2,117 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.38. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

After news Halladay’s tragic passing began to spread, former teammates, players, and personalities from around the baseball world took to Twitter to share their condolences.

You can check out some of their messages below.

Roy Halladay was a player respected throughout the league as one of the nicest guys and toughest at-bats in baseball. Teammates loved him, fans adored him, and some of baseball’s current greats grew up hoping to be just like him.

Rest easy, Doc.