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.
"As with other avid viewers to deadliest catch, my fave captain was capt phil harris. and was shocked to learn of his passing, to me he was a hero and the captain of all captains in this field of dangerous work. I salute you Capt Phil, a genuine real person, ..."