Roy Halladay autopsy: Traces of morphine, amphetamine, insomnia drug in system

A tribute is played on the scoreboard for former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay before the start of a game between the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls at Air Canada Centre on Nov. 7 2017

Report: Autopsy Shows Roy Halladay Had Morphine In System At Time Of Death

Previous reports said the plane had flown erratically leading up to the crash, dipping within a few feet of the water before climbing steeply and turning sharply.

His toxicology report, however, also revealed that Halladay's blood-alcohol level was 0.01 and there were traces of amphetamine, morphine, and Zolpidem, which is typically used to treat insomnia.

According to TMZ, the cause of Roy Halladay's untimely death was listed as blunt trauma and drowning.

Halladay spent the final four seasons of his eventual 16-year Hall-of-Fame career with the Phillies.

Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay had morphine in his system when he died in a November plane crash, according to reports.


Halladay pitched for the Blue Jays from 1998-2009, winning the Cy Young award in 2003. Morphine is commonly associated with heroin, but TMZ reports there's no indication Halladay was "using heroin or any other clandestine drug".

Two-time Cy Young Award victor and former Phillies ace Roy Halladay had evidence of morphine, an amphetamine and a sleeping aid in his system when he fatally crashed his plane off Florida's gulf coast in November, according to multiple reports. Halladay's blood tested positive for 72 ng/ml.

Halladay was a two-time victor of the Cy Young Award given to the best pitchers in the league during his 16-year MLB career. He also tossed the second postseason no-hitter in Major League Baseball history in October 2010 against the Cincinnati Reds.

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