'Deadliest Catch' Captain Phil Harris Dies

Captain Phil Harris, the iconic, hard livin’ captain of the Cornelia Marie - one of the Alaskan fishing vessels featured in Discovery’s Emmy-winning Deadliest Catch - has passed away at age 53.

The family’s announcement was followed immediately by a statement from Discovery Networks.

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.

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Godspeed Captain Phil.