The Phillies shared a statement about the death of the two-time Cy Young Award winner:
The team was joined by its Philadelphia brethren in offering prayers to Halladay's family:
A number of athletes also eulogized Halladay on social media:
Halladay won 203 games as a starter and reached the All-Star Game on eight occasions. He was one of the best pitchers of the 2000s.
Most memorably, Halladay threw a no-hitter in Game 1 of the 2010 National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds. It was only the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history. Many remembered Halladay's dominant performance on the mound that night:
Halladay retired in December 2013 after signing a one-day contract with the Blue Jays to bring his MLB career full circle.
Halladay will be eligible for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame beginning in 2019.