Roy Halladay autopsy reveals blunt trauma and drowning as cause of death

Halladay also had some morphine, Ambien in system
Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 18:59:36-05

An autopsy on former MLB All-Star Roy Halladay determined his cause of death to be blunt trauma, with drowning also being a contributing factor.

The autopsy also found trace evidence of morphine, amphetamine and Ambien in his system.


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A plane piloted by Halladay crashed just off the Gulf coast in November, 2017. 

He was flying his Icon A5, a two-person, single engine amphibian plane when the plane went down into the water about a quarter mile west of Ben Pilot Point in New Port Richey. 

TMZ received footage shot by boaters at the time who reportedly said the ex-MLB star's plane was going from 100 feet in the air down to five feet and then back up again.

To see the complete autopsy, click here.