Death of Phil Harris

December 19, 1956 - February 9, 2010
Anchorage, Alaska | Age 53

Discovery Channel: 'Deadliest Catch' captain dies
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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.

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