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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - 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.

http://www.komonews.com/news/enterta.....;/83987157.html

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http://www.corneliamarie.com/

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RIP Captain Phil. You will be orely missed. He was one of my favorite captains. Made the show very interesting an entertaining!!
 

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It is very interesting how these show bring us so close to these people that we never know personally, but know so much about. That trade is unique, and demanding on the body and the mind, and we get to watch in our living rooms once a week or on demand. It is absolutely amazing.

---->May Capt.Phil rest in peace, and god bless his family and friends.
 

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QUOTE(Chefnutz @ Feb 10 2010, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It is very interesting how these show bring us so close to these people that we never know personally, but know so much about. That trade is unique, and demanding on the body and the mind, and we get to watch in our living rooms once a week or on demand. It is absolutely amazing.

---->May Capt.Phil rest in peace, and god bless his family and friends.

The interesting thing is how talented the producers are to make you think you know these people. We only know what's produced, and that's not very much. Same way with American Chopper, and the rest of the reality shows out there. It's an epidemic that's dumbing the country down to a level that's going to be hard to crawl out of.

The average American watches 151+ hours of tv a month according to the most recent Nielson poll. That's over five hours a day! And what they're watching more and more is crap - sex, violence and stupid. Even Capt. Phil, rest his soul, was on a show called Deadliest Catch. Americans continue to become easier and easier to please on television. Look at the lineup of any entertainment station out there and you'll find just absolute junk. And it spreads to our everyday lives. I saw a lunchbox today at the grocery that said, "Pimp my Lunch." That's a great message to be sending to kids.

One of the great things about the US is the freedom of choice our citizens have. Unfortunately, our contry continues to trend toward choosing dumb. Think of what you could do with an extra five hours a day. Fishnchicks has the right idea. Go build something, use your brain, be creative, problem solve, volunteer, and limit your kids daily screen time (computer, tv, video games, etc...) to no more than 2 hours.

Most people I've met from LSCN have the right idea - spend time outdoors, have hobbies, etc... I'm just so fed up with all the stupid junk on TV it drives me nuts.

p.s. STOP SMOKING
 

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QUOTE(adamfish @ Feb 10 2010, 02:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Chefnutz @ Feb 10 2010, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It is very interesting how these show bring us so close to these people that we never know personally, but know so much about. That trade is unique, and demanding on the body and the mind, and we get to watch in our living rooms once a week or on demand. It is absolutely amazing.

---->May Capt.Phil rest in peace, and god bless his family and friends.

The interesting thing is how talented the producers are to make you think you know these people. We only know what's produced, and that's not very much. Same way with American Chopper, and the rest of the reality shows out there. It's an epidemic that's dumbing the country down to a level that's going to be hard to crawl out of.

The average American watches 151+ hours of tv a month according to the most recent Nielson poll. That's over five hours a day! And what they're watching more and more is crap - sex, violence and stupid. Even Capt. Phil, rest his soul, was on a show called Deadliest Catch. Americans continue to become easier and easier to please on television. Look at the lineup of any entertainment station out there and you'll find just absolute junk. And it spreads to our everyday lives. I saw a lunchbox today at the grocery that said, "Pimp my Lunch." That's a great message to be sending to kids.

One of the great things about the US is the freedom of choice our citizens have. Unfortunately, our contry continues to trend toward choosing dumb. Think of what you could do with an extra five hours a day. Fishnchicks has the right idea. Go build something, use your brain, be creative, problem solve, volunteer, and limit your kids daily screen time (computer, tv, video games, etc...) to no more than 2 hours.

Most people I've met from LSCN have the right idea - spend time outdoors, have hobbies, etc... I'm just so fed up with all the stupid junk on TV it drives me nuts.

p.s. STOP SMOKING

THAT'S JUST COLD! You should have started your own RANT thread bud!
 

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It's just my opinion.

What upsets you, that I gave an opinion about the show, or that I made a pretty obvious conclusion that cigarettes are what killed Phil? Either way, the message is a good one. Stop watching trash tv, and don't smoke.

Which of those are you suggesting are good for you?
 

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RIP Phil. You will be missed. The DC won't ever be the same
 

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QUOTE(adamfish @ Feb 10 2010, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Chefnutz @ Feb 10 2010, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It is very interesting how these show bring us so close to these people that we never know personally, but know so much about. That trade is unique, and demanding on the body and the mind, and we get to watch in our living rooms once a week or on demand. It is absolutely amazing.

---->May Capt.Phil rest in peace, and god bless his family and friends.

The interesting thing is how talented the producers are to make you think you know these people. We only know what's produced, and that's not very much. Same way with American Chopper, and the rest of the reality shows out there. It's an epidemic that's dumbing the country down to a level that's going to be hard to crawl out of.

The average American watches 151+ hours of tv a month according to the most recent Nielson poll. That's over five hours a day! And what they're watching more and more is crap - sex, violence and stupid. Even Capt. Phil, rest his soul, was on a show called Deadliest Catch. Americans continue to become easier and easier to please on television. Look at the lineup of any entertainment station out there and you'll find just absolute junk. And it spreads to our everyday lives. I saw a lunchbox today at the grocery that said, "Pimp my Lunch." That's a great message to be sending to kids.

One of the great things about the US is the freedom of choice our citizens have. Unfortunately, our contry continues to trend toward choosing dumb. Think of what you could do with an extra five hours a day. Fishnchicks has the right idea. Go build something, use your brain, be creative, problem solve, volunteer, and limit your kids daily screen time (computer, tv, video games, etc...) to no more than 2 hours.

Most people I've met from LSCN have the right idea - spend time outdoors, have hobbies, etc... I'm just so fed up with all the stupid junk on TV it drives me nuts.

p.s. STOP SMOKING


RIP, Cap!
 

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QUOTE(Nitrox @ Feb 10 2010, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's just my opinion.

What upsets you, that I gave an opinion about the show, or that I made a pretty obvious conclusion that cigarettes are what killed Phil? Either way, the message is a good one. Stop watching trash tv, and don't smoke.

Which of those are you suggesting are good for you?
Nevermind!
I know your type and do not feel the need to fuel your fire!
 
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