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Halladay Had Morphine in System When His Plane Crashed

Halladay Had Morphine in System When His Plane Crashed

Halladay was reportedly found to have 72 ng/ml of zolpidem in his system. Morphine, amphetamine, and a generic form of Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia, were detected.

Halladay, 40, died on November 7, 2017, when his plane crashed off the coast of Tampa, Fla.

Halladay was piloting his own private plane when it plunged into the Mexican Gulf a year ago.

Halladay was observed diving, climbing and doing low-level steep turns over the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater and boaters who shot cell phone video of this flying were the first on the scene of his accident.

An autopsy report provided to TMZ Sports on Friday revealed two-time Cy Young Award victor Roy Halladay died of blunt trauma and drowning after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico in November.

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It notes that morphine can sometimes appear in the system as a result of heroin use, according to TMZ sports.

The autopsy, released by the medical examiner in Pasco and Pinellas Counties, Florida on Friday, determined the all-star pitcher died accidentally from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor.

However, there's no indication that Halladay was using the illicit drug. He had a 203-105 record and won the Cy Young Award in 2003 with Toronto and in 2010 with Philadelphia. He's one of two players in Major League Baseball history to pitch a no-hitter in a playoff game.

Halladay, known as "Doc", pitched four seasons with the Phillies before retiring after injuries cut short his 2013 season.

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