Halladay lived n Florida with his wife and two children.
Arvada West High School issued a statement Tuesday afternoon on Halladay’s death:
“The Arvada West community is sorry to hear about the passing of Roy Halladay today. We were proud to have him on our team as a Wildcat. Roy Halladay was a three-sport athlete at Arvada West High School in cross country, basketball and baseball. He led the Arvada West baseball team to the 6 A State Championship title in 1994. He was described as “an ace right hander” who led the Wildcats to a return appearance in the class 6 A prep championship game in 1995. Also in 1995 he was named All District, All State, All American and Player of the Year for baseball. While playing for both the American and National leagues, Roy was a two-time Cy Young Award Winner for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003 and Philadelphia Phillies in 2010. He was an eight-time All Star Team selection. Roy Halladay was very generous to the Arvada West athletic program, he donated resources that are still supporting students today. Our thoughts are with the Halladay family and friends at this time.”