CAPTAIN PHIL HARRIS

ANCHORAGE, AK – “Deadliest Catch” fishing vessel Cornelia Marie will continue its adventures without its captain!
Phil Harris, whose adventures off of the Alaskan coast were shown on the show “Deadliest Catch”, has died at 53 from a massive stroke on Jan 29. The stroke occurred while his vessel, Cornelia Marie, was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. The captain was flown immediately to Anchorage for surgery but died last night due to complications.
“Deadliest Catch” depicts the crab fishing industry in the dangerous waters off Alaska and has been running for five seasons now. Captain Phil Harris’ vessel has been one of the few featured on every season. At 21, Harris took a fishing vessel out of Seattle, making him one of the youngest captains to take a vessel in the Bering Sea. Captain Harris became an immensely popular figure within the show due to his blunt personality, incredible work ethic, and unique sense of humor.
“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. Elizabeth Hillman, Discovery Channel senior vice president, said in a statement, “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.”
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9 thoughts on “CAPTAIN PHIL HARRIS”

  1. Taking a moment of Silence for Captain Phil Harris. He made the show so very interesting!!! He will be very much missed. My deepest condolences for his family for they are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. I watched when Phil had his heart attack at sea and I was moved and grieved with his sons.
    From one old sailor to another -"Fair Winds and Following Sea's"
    You will be missed…

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  3. Hi, I just want to give my condolences to Capt. Phil Harris' family & friends.
    He will be sadly missed. I also want to send my sympathy to all the Deadliest
    Catch crew.
    Christine – NYS

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  4. Hi, I just want to give my condolences to Capt. Phil Harris' family & friends.
    He will be sadly missed. I also want to send my sympathy to all the Deadliest
    Catch crew.
    Christine – NYS

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  5. Phil was my very favorite Captain on "Deadliest Catch". I will miss him. I condolences to his entire family at this time. Phil was a great captain, as well as a wonderful father to his two sons.

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  6. Captain Phil the show the deadliest will never be the same with out you. You made me laugh every time you opened your mouth. Your sons Josh and Jake were very lucky to have a father that showed them both tough love. You were a one of a kind person that will be missed by many. I am sorry that your life was cutt so short and were not going to see you make fun of your sons anymore . RIP CRAB KING

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  7. My most sincere condolesens to Capt Phil Harris family and friends.he was a unique man and i will miss him tremendously' RIP phil' gone but not forgotten
    Paul from wales

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  8. you were a top man my only regret is that i never got meet you' your sons should be very proud of you cos i am and i never met you' keep pulling in those crabs in from above my friend' the show wont be the same withoit you' RIP phil
    Paul and family from wales

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