In a chilling video filmed just one month before Roy Halladay’s fatal plane crash, his wife, Brandy, revealed she did not want him to take up flying.
Roy had a successful career in the Major Leagues, playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, before retiring. After hanging up the glove in 2013, the retiree went on to earn his pilot’s license and purchase a 2018 ICON A5 plane in October, despite his wife’s concerns.
And so the pitcher became a pilot and his wife, who was very much ‘against’ the him doing so sat down for an interview with ICON that same month.
Unfortunately, On Tuesday, just one month after filming, the baseball player tragically died when his two-seater airplane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
The video was since been removed from the company’s YouTube page, but in it the apprehensive wife explains her discomfort with small planes.
“I didn’t grow up the way Roy did,” she said at the time. “I didn’t grow up with airplanes or a comfort level the way he did with small planes.”
“She fought me the whole way,” Roy interjects.
“Hard,” Brandy added. “I fought hard. I was very against it.”
The player’s love for flying began with his father, who was a corporate pilot. “I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was a boy,” the former player told Seaplane Magazine last month.
The National Transportation Safety Board is reportedly investigating the crash.