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KingYaba
Feb 10, 2010, 08:31 AM
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1631621/20100210/story.jhtml

http://www.buzzybloggers.com/latest-news/4897/cornelia-marie-phil-harris-died-update/

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1506/114/35396/captain-phil-harris-deadliest-catch-suffers-stroke.html

http://www.buzzybloggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/phil_wheelhouse-240x300.jpg

Capt. Phil Harris, one of the signature personalities that made the reality series "The Deadliest Catch" such a gigantic breakout hit for the Discovery Channel, died Tuesday (February 9) at the age of 53. Harris died of complications from a stroke he suffered on January 29.

Last Friday, while offloading his vessel, the Cornelia Marie, in St. Paul Island, Alaska, Capt. Phil Harris was found unconcious in his state room after suffering a stroke. He was medivacked to Anchorage where he underwent a 12-hour surgery and was placed in a medically-induced coma to reduce brain swelling.

At least his family was with him.

GoCubsGo
Feb 10, 2010, 08:33 AM
I saw that on the news last night. Very sad ... very young.

eawmp1
Feb 10, 2010, 08:35 AM
Will miss him, but he smoked like a chimney. I thought after his leg blood clot a few years back he would try to live healthier.

RIP

rdowns
Feb 10, 2010, 09:22 AM
Sad. He was my favorite on the show. RIP.

Jazwire
Feb 10, 2010, 10:45 AM
:(

RIP Capt. Phil

flakes8
Feb 10, 2010, 02:00 PM
That is very sad !!!! R.I.P. Captain !!!!!:(

StuddedLeather
Feb 10, 2010, 04:54 PM
Yeah when I read this I was shocked. It's just weird seeing him on TV looking well but then to have news like this is very devastating

RIP Capt.

AndyR
Feb 10, 2010, 11:40 PM
Very sad to hear this!

RIP Captain

MoleSkine
Feb 11, 2010, 09:22 AM
Captain Phil was my favorite. He was just great, handsome, tough, loved his boys, awesome humor. I'm saddened by this news, really. :(

I met Josh in NY last summer and he is polite and handsome, I hope all the messages all over the internet are helping the brothers grieve.

ucfgrad93
Feb 11, 2010, 03:39 PM
I just saw this. So sad, as I really like him.

maflynn
Feb 12, 2010, 01:31 PM
If any of you are fans of the Deadliest Catch, you'll know of Capt. Phil,

He passed away a few days ago.
http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/deadliestcatch/phil-harris/

abijnk
Feb 12, 2010, 01:32 PM
I was so sad when I heard about this.

RIP Captain Phil.

Lord Blackadder
Feb 12, 2010, 01:35 PM
I actually watched this show a bit when I was working out west last year, it was always on when I got home.

Considering how many shows centered on his bad health I guess it's not terribly surprising (but still a tragedy).

I continue to be amazed at how successful that show is. Reality TV is still the rage. I hate to look at this with a jaundiced eye, but I suspect this will be a boost for ratings.

maflynn
Feb 12, 2010, 02:07 PM
I actually watched this show a bit when I was working out west last year, it was always on when I got home.


Yeah, I'm a big fan and was sad to see him pass away. Sadly given his smoking and lifestyle it did not come as a complete shock however.

Tomorrow
Feb 12, 2010, 03:40 PM
I think it was last season he was hospitalized with a blood clot in his lung, or something like that. He would sneak out of the hospital and smoke a cigarette or two.

Thumbing his nose at the Reaper until the very end. We'll miss you, Captain Phil.

Ttownbeast
Feb 12, 2010, 07:16 PM
I used to know the guy, I sure will miss him.

maflynn
Feb 13, 2010, 06:52 AM
I think it was last season he was hospitalized with a blood clot in his lung, or something like that.

Yeah and the last two seasons he was looking very ragged, working hard and presumably playing hard took a toll on his body.

I saw the shows where he'd be lighting up a cancer stick. Its too bad

jtmx29
Feb 13, 2010, 06:56 AM
I also heard this news and was very sad. He abused his body though:( It's too bad, he was a great guy, and I'm sure his crew is lost right now.