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Roy Halladay Had Amphetamine, Morphine in His System When He Died, Autopsy Says

Retired MLB pitcher died in November when his plane crashed

Retired MLB pitcher Roy Halladay, who died in November when his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, had amphetamine and morphine in his system when he died, according to his autopsy, which has been cited in multiple media reports.

Halliday also had evidence of an insomnia drug in his system, the Associated Press reported, citing autopsy documents.

The former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies player died from blunt force trauma, with drowning also playing a factor, the autopsy report said.

Halliday’s plane crashed on Nov. 7. He was 40. According to the The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, the crash happened around 1 p.m. ET about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg.

“We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death,” the Phillies said in a statement posted to Twitter following his 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 being to ever play the game.”