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Tearful tribute honors former MLB player Roy Halladay

Remembering Roy Halladay
Posted at 10:24 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 23:19:50-05

Roy Halladay's fans, friends, and family gathered to celebrate his life, Tuesday, at Spectrum Field.

The baseball legend died in a plane crash last week. His plane plunged into the Gulf of Mexico. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

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Players and community leaders remember, honor Roy Halladay

"I'm not sure how to be me without him. I didn't know how big my heart was until I felt the amount of hurt with him gone," Brandy Halladay, Roy Halladay's wife, said.

Brandy Halladay gave an emotional eulogy in front many of Roy Halladay's former teammates and coaches and fans. Roy Halladay played for the Phillies and Blue Jays. He became a 2-time Cy Young award winner and 8-time All-Star.

"I woke up in a beautiful home in a bed next to a man who told me that he would rather fight with me everyday than live without me," Brandy Halladay said.

Tuesday evening, people praised Roy Halladay's work ethic, professionalism, baseball career, but more importantly expressed how humble and giving the baseball legend was throughout his 40 years.

"He's going to be very missed in my life. There (aren't) too many days that you actually get to be around somebody like Roy Halladay," Roy Halladay's former teammate, Cole Hamels, said.