February 11, 2010

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Dies

Sad news from a popular TV show, as the Captain who starred on the show "Deadliest Catch" has passed away at the age of 53. Captain Phil Harris suffered a massive stroke in late January, as his boat was in port in Alaska, and was flown for surgery but did not survive the effects of the stroke.

His sons released a statement, saying ""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." And the producers of the show sent along words as well: "We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart."

The show Harris starred in, "Deadliest Catch" showed the adventures and travails of fisherman in the wild waters around Alaska. The show was filming a new season when Harris had his stroke, and producers say the show will continue though they aare not sure yet how they will handle his passing. One rep said "Of course, he was fishing all the way up to the end -- he was such a special guy, We're so concerned about the family and the crew right now that we haven't stopped to think about how we're going to deal with this. We'll have to figure it out in the weeks and months ahead."

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Dies

The Discovery Channel says the captain of the "Deadliest Catch" fishing vessel Cornelia Marie has died. Capt. Phil Harris suffered what his family described as a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the boat was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. The 53-year-old fisherman was flown to Anchorage for surgery. A Discovery spokesman says the Harris family contacted the network Tuesday evening with word of his death...

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Dies

Posted at February 11, 2010 8:14 AM