Capt. Phil Harris is dead.

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  1. artabr

    artabr New Member

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/...deadliest.catch/index.html?section=cnn_latest

    Capt. Phil Harris of TV's 'Deadliest Catch' dies after stroke :(

    February 10, 2010 10:30 a.m. EST

    (CNN) -- Capt. Phil Harris of the Discovery Channel show "The Deadliest Catch" died Tuesday of complications from a stroke suffered late last month. He was 53.

    Harris, the tattooed and gruff captain of the Cornelia Marie, was a fan favorite in the reality show about crab fishing off Alaska.

    "Discovery mourns the loss of dear friend and colleague Captain Phil Harris. He was more than someone on our television screen. Phil was a devoted father and loyal friend to all who knew him," a statement from the network said. "We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart."

    Harris suffered a massive stroke on January 29 while his crew offloaded crab at St. Paul Island, Alaska.


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    He was the best of the bunch in my opinion.

    Prayers to the family.

    Rest In Peace Cap.

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  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!

  3. ARB

    ARB New Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Mid Missouri
    That's too bad.:( Unfortunately, it doesn't really suprise me though. This guy seemed to be on his last leg for quite a while. I'm sure he will be missed by many. Celebrate his time on Earth. He got to live his life the way he wanted. How many of us can say that?
     
  4. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Oklahoma
    I love the show, I will miss him. Very sad.
     
  5. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    Frankly, the 4 packs a day, total sleep deprivation and constant fueling with Red Bull is tough on people.

    After he had all of the heart, blood clot issues over the last couple of seasons, I'm surprised that he lasted this long.

    He seemed like a good Dad to his two boys who worked for him.

    RIP Cap''n.
     
  6. sniperassist

    sniperassist New Member

    19
    Feb 9, 2010
    Yes....a heavy smoker, bad diet and constand coffee drinking always made me think this guy was headed for health issues. He semed like a good person, sad to see him gone. R.I.P.
     
  7. Silencer

    Silencer Well-Known Member

    Like the show he did, and he was always the best. RIP
     
  8. colt

    colt New Member

    147
    Jan 19, 2009
    Ky.
    He was sure one of my favorites, he will be missed be all.
     
  9. navis128

    navis128 New Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Texas
    "...and that's why lions eat their young..."

    Bummed me out when I saw the title...I liked him a lot.

    I hope the boys are ok.
     
  10. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Walked the walk.
    Can't say anything better about a fellow. (insert 'sad' icon, here. . . . )

    His boys have got some boots to fill.
     
  11. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

  12. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Ya, read it, this morning, very sad. I wish his family the best.
     
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