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R.I.P Phil Harris (Deadliest Catch)

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From the Associated Press:

 

Phil Harris, the fishing boat captain whose adventures off the Alaska coast were captured on the television show "Deadliest Catch", has died, the Discovery Channel said Tuesday night. He was 53.

Harris suffered what his family described as a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the fishing vessel he captained, Cornelia Marie, was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. The fisherman was flown to Anchorage for surgery.

The reality show, which has filmed five seasons, has been one of the Discovery Channel's most popular and depicts the crab fishing industry in the dangerous waters off Alaska.

"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 released by the network. "For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down."

In a statement, Discovery Channel senior vice president Elizabeth Hillman says, "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," she said.

In an e-mail to The Associated Press, she said no additional information was immediately available Tuesday night.

Harris had seemed to be improving, and in a posting last Saturday on the ship's Web site, he was described as "talking to friends and family today; showing his greatest progress" since the stroke.

His sons wrote in a Feb. 3 posting that "No one ever said Captain Phil Harris wasn't tough. Today, dad showed some good signs of improvement, squeezing our hands and even summoning his trademark Captain's bluntness ... We are encouraged but still very cautious."

According to the ship's Web site, Harris started working on fishing boats at age 7 and started work 10 years later on a crab boat. When Harris turned 21, he ran a fishing vessel out of Seattle, making him one of the youngest to captain a vessel in the Bering Sea.

When Harris suffered the stroke, the family said a friend, Derek Ray, had flown to St. Paul to take over the role of relief skipper for the rest of the opilio crab season.

Harris' fishing vessel was based in Seattle.

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rip captain

 

i watch this show sometimes, its alright for such a random subject

 

they say its the deadliest job... but i think they forgot about soldiers

 

again, rip nevertheless

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Dude was tough as nails

breaking ribs, coughing up blood and still smoking

I watched deadliest catch pretty much everyday for three months straight in hospital

only thing that kept me sane on those long boring days

RIP

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Also I am not surprised by it at all, the dude did like smoke 20 packs a day and eat shitty

 

I sincerely wish you would smoke 20 packs a day and eat shitty, then die quickly. Jesus fucking christ you're an annoying person

 

 

Back on topic, sucks man, phil seemed liek a good dude

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I sincerely wish you would smoke 20 packs a day and eat shitty, then die quickly. Jesus fucking christ you're an annoying person

 

 

Back on topic, sucks man, phil seemed liek a good dude

 

Dude you are fucking mad, I like post once a week on this forum and you are all butt hurt about one comment I made.

 

I hope you eat shit and die, cause you are a huge faggot

 

 

p.s - learn to negaprop correctly son

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Also I am not surprised by it at all, the dude did like smoke 20 packs a day and eat shitty

 

Yeah, I was watching one season's marathon and the dude was having health issues. I'm sure nobody was shocked, but it still sucks.

 

R.I.P

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I read the headline on the news this morning.

 

I said "Heart attack or Lung Cancer."

 

 

I was close. Anyways, dude was still gnarly. RIP.

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wasn't he looking pretty rough in the last season, he had to leave the boat. i kind of thought it was just

to make the show more 'intense', i have to agree with r@ndom though, dude smoked like a chimney.

he knew what was coming. still though RIP.

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