Brandy Halladay Biography
Brandy Halladay is the widow of former Major League Baseball player Roy Halladay who died on November 7, 2017 after his plane crashed into the Gulf in Pasco County, Florida.
Brandy Halladay Age
Brandy’s age is unknown.
Brandy Halladay Net worth
Brandy’s net worth is unknown but her late husband had an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Brandy Halladay Husband
Brandy was married to Roy Halladay until his death on November 7, 2017. The two met when they were kids living in Colorado with their parents. They lost contact when Brandy’s family moved away when she was in high school. However, in 1996 she moved back to the area and the two reconnected. They began dating and got married in 1998.
Who was Roy Halladay
Roy was an American professional baseball player who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013.
He spent four seasons with the Phillies and went 55-29 with a 3.25 ERA. He was a two-time All-Star in Philadelphia — eight-time All-Star for his career — and won the 2003 Cy Young and 2010 Cy Young, while throwing a no-hitter in the playoffs and the 20th perfect game in MLB history.
Roy Halladay Death and Cause of Death
Roy died after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, about 20 miles northwest of his home in Odessa, Florida. In 2013, after retiring from baseball, he earned his pilot’s license and often flew his ICON A5 aircraft around Florida.
On the fateful day, it is alleged that he was flying dangerously, attempting tricks and stunts usually reserved for air-show pilots. The autopsy showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of .01, along with evidence of morphine, amphetamine and the sleeping medication Ambien. Prozac, an antidepressant fluoxetine was also detected.
Brandy Halladay Children
Brandy and her husband Roy have two children Braden and Ryan. Branden is a pitcher, during an interview with Jeff Dahn for Perfect Game in 2015 he said that he tries to listen to everything his dad says;
“I try to listen to everything he says, but he is my dad so sometimes I get annoyed. Being a 15-year-old kid I think that I’m doing everything right but I just have to remind myself that he’s the one who played in the big leagues and I need to listen to what he has to say.”
Roy Halladay Wife Speech – Brandy Halladay Speech
On July 21, 2019 Roy was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame during the ceremony Brandy gave a speech. She said that she had received a lot of support over the last six months and also added that baseball is family.
“This is not my speech to give, I’m going to do the best I can to say the things I believe Roy might have said or would’ve wanted to say if he was here today. The amount of support that we have received over the last six months, the friends we have made, it’s absolutely amazing. A special thanks to all these [elected Hall of Famers] behind me I can’t look at, because I’ll cry again. I can’t tell you how many hugs I’ve gotten. To all of your families who have extended so much love and friendship to myself and my children, I’m so grateful.
Anybody who thinks baseball truly isn’t a family has never been involved in baseball.
A special thanks to all these men behind me … To all of your families, who have extended so much love and friendship to myself and to my children. I’m so grateful. Thank you… I know how honored Roy would be to be sitting here today with such accomplished men who represented this game so well over the course of all your careers. To both of the teams that we were blessed to be a part of — the Blue Jays and Phillies — thank you for allowing us to grow up. To fail over and over, and finally learn how to succeed within your organizations.”
Brandy ended her speech by asking people to remember Roy for the person he was, not just the player. A generous, kind soul, a loving husband and doting father, who was also a wonderful baseball player.
“I think that Roy would want everyone to know that people are not perfect. We are all imperfect and flawed in one way or another. We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people can still have perfect moments.”
“To both organizations, I can’t thank you enough.”
Brandy Halladay thanks the @Phillies and @BlueJays. #HOFWKND pic.twitter.com/hpRrpBmOtl
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 21, 2019