21 January, 2018
The official cause of Halladay's death was blunt force trauma, with drowning a contributing factor.
It's nearly unreal to think Roy Halladay has been gone for over two months now due to a tragic plane crash that claimed his life.
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. His body also had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and a drug typically used to treat insomnia, according to the report released by the Pinellas-Pasco medical examiner's office.
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Whether Halladay had prescriptions for these drugs is something we don't know.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, more than 50 ng/ml of zolpidem "appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident".
Halladay's blood content of morphine (160 ng/mL), amphetamine (1800 ng/mL), and zolpidem (72 ng/mL) can be considered trace amounts. He had a 203-105 record and won the Cy Young Award in 2003 with Toronto and in 2010 with Philadelphia. He also tossed the second postseason no-hitter in Major League Baseball history in October 2010 against the Cincinnati Reds.
The crash took place on November 7 in the Gulf of Mexico, with more details emerging in a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board two weeks later.