Rest in peace, Captain Phil

Captain Phil Harris of The Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch passed away today due to complications from a stroke he suffered on January 29, 2010.

Phil Harris

Phil Harris

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. For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down. We will remember and celebrate that strength. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. – Jake and Josh Harris

Statement from Discovery: Discovery mourns the loss of dear friend and colleague Captain Phil Harris. He was more than someone on our television screen. 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. We share our tremendous sadness over this loss with the millions of viewers who followed Phil’s every move. We send our thoughts and prayers to Phil’s sons Josh and Jake and the Cornelia Marie crew.


One thought on “Rest in peace, Captain Phil

  1. its sad to hear that Phill is gone forever on earth but in deadliest catch his momories will remain forever he was the best ,,,,,,,,,it will be sad to watch it this year …..we may not be able to watch it ………we pray for the family we never knew ,,,but our prayers go out to youll

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