Discovery Channel,Deadliest Catch Captain Dies |

February 10, 2010 by Post Team 

Discovery Channel,Deadliest Catch Captain Dies | news this morning:  Phil Harris, captain of the Cornelia Marie fishing boat featured on Deadliest Catch, has died in Alaska. He was 53.

Harris suffered a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the Cornelia Marie was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. The boat captain was flown to Anchorage for surgery.

“It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad – Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end,” sons Josh and Jake Harris said in a statement on the Cornelia Marie site.  “For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down.”

In a statement the network said, “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.  We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart.  We share our tremendous sadness over this loss with the millions of viewers who followed Phil’s every move.  We send our thoughts and prayers to Phil’s sons Josh and Jake and the Cornelia Marie crew.”

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