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Phil Harris

Born: 1956-12-21 - Died: 2010-02-09
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Death Summary: Phil Harris suffered a stroke while offloading crab in port at Saint Paul Island, Alaska on January 29, 2010. He later died on February 9, 2010.

Who was Phil Harris : Harris was the owner and captain of the crab fishing boat F/V Cornelia Marie, which was featured on the Discovery Channel's hit reality television show Deadliest Catch.
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  1. ken Says:

    wow he was my fav fisherman i remember an episode wen he was sick an his son was so worried about him i can amagin how his son is feeling knaw its up to his kids to carry on tradition.

  2. hudent Says:


  3. robert Says:

    harris i could only wish to have worked with you rip .to your boys keep his spirt going boys do what your old man would have done wish you the best

  4. JOHN PAUL Says:

    my heart is with you just look up to the sky and take a deep breath and jus know that god is there for you every step of the way as well as phil…god bless you

  5. rick Says:

    what a loss,im deeply sadened by phils death,i loved to watch him in action,he was a fighter, he always came back,he had nerves of steel, true grit,may you find peace and we’ll see you around the wheelhouse, the only place you belong,a true fan,rick

  6. Thomas Ott Says:

    A good person – tough when needed, kind when needed. An example of an excellent manager of people.

  7. Jared Says:

    I will miss you me and my dad were your biggest fans

  8. John Says:

    You were the best I knew and i will miss you:(

  9. Walter H Kessens Says:

    The sea is deep and a place of peace

  10. scott brekke Says:

    what a waste, too much dope booze cigs god damn fucking fool what a waste

  11. adam zamora Says:


  12. scott wimmer Says:

    capt. phil, thank you for doing what you do,rest in peace.

  13. Tanya Says:

    This guy was so amazing. It’s such a shame he had to go. I loved deadliest catch and look at who everyone had to give up. Rest in Peace Phil.

  14. brian s reed Says:

    good fishing and fair sailing god bless

  15. Pamela Johnson Says:

    The best captain on the show. Will not be the same watching deadliest catch.Will be greatly missed

  16. shadowtraveller Says:

    My honey (a retired sea captain) and I had followed Captain Phil on, “The Deadliest Catch” through all the ups and downs. When I had read of his passing it took the wind right out of me and never had I cried so hard over a person I had never even met in the flesh. Dear Captain, rest now from all cares.

  17. stacy Says:

    Thank you Phil, I will miss watching you, boys keep his memory alive, so sorry

  18. Kasey Says:

    You were an amazing captain. It’s not fair that you died, but at least you died doing one of the things you loved. You will be missed dearly, and the show won’t be the same without you.

  19. Joshua Metzger Says:

    Looks Like you are gonna get more then a full share now. Rest in peace phil, You will be missed .

  20. david cray dublin Says:

    rip phil and to the the two boys me and my 5 year old daughter watched you every day you where the greatest captain rest in peace !

  21. Michael J. Miller Says:

    Phil was my favorite crabboat captain. He always seemed to make the crew feel safe. If I were ever to go to sea, it would only be with Phil. I will always love and respect you. You give me hope for the rest of the human race. You will be missed by all who knew you, even if only by tv. Bless you and your family.

  22. rodney ertle Says:

    my fav crab boat captain

  23. Jerry Ladd Says:

    You will be missed. Thank you for the fine hours of joy and entertainment on television.

  24. Jerry Ladd Says:

    You will be missed. Thank you for all the good hours on television.

  25. bloyce albert Says:

    man so sorry for your loss boys i thought phil was a great captian hes gonna be dearly missed

  26. Aaron Says:

    RIP Capt. If god needs crab he knows who to call.

  27. joe sebosky Says:

    dear capt phil im so sorry that you had to leave us so soon.i watched your i will call it a series even though i did not know you it seem good to watch you on tv.u seem like a real nice guy someone who i would of enjoyed knowing.i will always remember ur good hearted sprit and know that you can finally rest capt.phil. my ur sprit live forever with God peace brother.ps i will be thinking of you capt. when my son and i go fishing this month on the wolf river.

  28. Bobby G. Hastings Says:

    I will miss Captain Harris along with millions of other viewers.May the fishing be great in the Heavens and may his family continue his legacy. Bobby G Hastings



  30. Rick McPheron Says:

    I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed watching Captain Harris on Deadliest Catch he was one of my favorite Captains on the show, My deepest sympathy goes out to all his friends and family. R.I.P. Phil

  31. John Says:

    One of the better captains and with a better crew.

  32. Kevin Says:

    Phil Harris seemed to be among the most fairminded guys among the group of skippers. Shame he died so young, & I am certain that he is missed by all the skippers, & his family of course & other friends. He seemed to be a pretty good guy.

  33. Sue E Bradford Says:

    God has granted you “Safe Passage”, Phil. You are loved dearly , by many!

  34. jayjay11 Says:

    You were the best RIP

  35. Karal Caldwell Says:

    You were a man among men. See you later.

  36. cathie wagner Says:

    My thoughts are prayeres are w/ your family. I have followed you since the dealiest catch came out on tv. You are truely a “King” when it comes to crabbin. You will be missed dearly by all.

  37. Martin (the Netherlands) Says:

    A tragic loss. I will miss him on Deadliest Catch. My condolances to his family. Phil Harris, may you rest in peace.

  38. Tommy Etheridge Says:

    God be with your sons I’ve enjoyed all your shows ,R.I.P good man……..

  39. dan Says:

    brill loved the shw

  40. Sonja K Says:

    I don’t have cable… but every chance I get I do watch The Deadliest Catch…God Bless… R.I.P

  41. Brandon Says:

    I loved watching phill on the catch, he was my favorite captin of the fleet on the catch and we in maine will always remember captin phil harris and my heart is with u boys that will carry on his name my condolences

  42. billy suapopo Says:


  43. Melissa Says:

    Loved Phil he was the bomb. I am sorry for your loss.

  44. karl brown Says:

    We love ya man. Your brought us some great entertainment. Jake and Josh, be proud you had a father like Phil. I dont know how he was in real life, but the way he panted his leg everytime you two boys were in a dangerous position, showed me he really cared alot for you boys. He was very proud of you both. Keep his legacy alive. He will always be with you. RIP Phil. You will me missed very much for years to come.

  45. Velma Bruchmiller Says:

    Wow, I didn’t know that Phil passed away, I knew he was ill, and had to retire. He seem like a real nice guy. The show will never be the same. My prayers go out to his family and friends. May God bless you all.

  46. Robbie Says:

    Phil Harris my dad & I miss you. YOU RULE SKIPPER!!!!!!!

  47. Eddy Says:

    To the guys i’m sorry for your lost. just remember Dads always there and he’s always watching. Make him proud. My the memories live on. Rest in peace Captain Phil. You will be missed.

  48. Jeff Says:

    You said it all when you said “Blah, blah, belh, bleh, bleh.” I’ll never forget that!

  49. keith franck Says:

    to Phils family and friends i would like to say you showed your love 4 your family and friends you were my favorite captain on the show you are a true man and will be missed by all we never met but i felt like i knew you i will burn a candle in your honor 4 a week rest with your family and friends and mostly our loving God he loved you more all aboard cheers 2 you i will pray 4 your family and friends in this trying time bye Phil my friend

  50. Brenda Hobbs Says:

    Although it has been some time since the passing of Phil, I am still very sad. My husband and I have watched the show since the beginning and Phil was our favorite captain. Josh, and Jake my heart goes out to you both, as I know how hard it is to lose a parent. Phil Harris was a great man and i pray he is resting in peace! RIP Phil Harris you have been a great influence on many lives, and you will never be forgotten!!!!!
    Brenda Hobbs
    McPherson, KS

  51. Lisa B Says:

    You will be missed, thank you for all the laughs, and insight you gave my family.RIP… Only the good die young,

  52. Phillip Hurd Says:

    RIP. Phil you will be missed so much by all of your friends, family, and fans like me!

  53. Cindy R Says:

    R.I.P Captain Phil. You will be greatly missed. we love you.

  54. john reynolds Says:


  55. Linda Abbott Says:

    May you rest in peace Phil..Your son Josh seems to be really stepping up and being the man you wanted him to be..And I pray that Jake finished the rehab and will too step up..You can be proud of your boys Phil…And I know you will keep an eye on them.

  56. Abbi Says:

    I will miss you Phil. You were my favorite skipper.

  57. Jim Bobrowich Says:

    We just watched the show where Phil passed away,that was very sad.It just goes to show how tough it is on a body no sleep chain smoking coffee/red bull drinks to keep going on that job.Rest In Peace Phil you will be missed my heart goes out to his sons.Take care….Jim

  58. Jeremy (HITMAN) Davidsmeyer Says:

    I will never forget when he said “this is why lions eat their young” I can relate being a father of two boys myself R.I.P. SKIPPER you will never be forgotten.

  59. james bishop Says:

    rip phill..i wish yer two boys the best of luck and you both were very lucky ta have such a cool father.yer old man is up there watchen ya make him proud…..

  60. Eric Gunn Says:

    Rest in peace Mr Harris. Prayers to the sons, be strong.

  61. Stacy Says:

    You felt like family, Captain Phil. You will be sorely missed.

  62. Tiana warner Says:

    Tiana Warner I miss phill harris

  63. hector Says:

    we will alwqays miss you phil

  64. Barbara Teston Says:

    Phil Harris was my favorite. Those baby blues, laugh, raspy voice and honest personality were endearing, loved and admired by so many. We love you Phil and will miss you!

  65. Gabriel RDV Says:

    God bless your soul.

  66. kathryn Says:

    i loved him. my mom and i cried when we saw the episode when he was on his death bed.. my family together would watch deadliest catch. we still do but its not the same,

  67. kathryn Says:

    Phil Harris.

  68. josh Says:

    you were the best crab boat captain. to your kids,do what your dad would have done

  69. Aaron Says:

    I agree with josh, he was. we all wish he would come back and put joy in our live once again watching deadliest catch.

    MR. Phil Harris :(

  70. brian mac Says:

    u will be missed man deadliest catch wont be the same without you phil

  71. Raul Puente A. Says:

    Captain Phill Harris R.I.P. we miss you on the show you did an amazing job, and you were my favorite captain because you treat your son the same you treat the rest of your sailors no special treatment for anybody that means everybody is the same in a workplace. thats why your sons are now a great sailors and fishermans and I’am sure that you will be proud of them and again we miss you. CAPITAN..

  72. Dirk Gätjen Says:

    I/M boatsun on german fishing vessel. he was an great captain. I sow some of his actions. Very good Captain. I/ lost my Father 2 years ago. I know, what feeling his son and wife and family now. But Family: I was dead for 4 minutes. And that was realy good. Believe me. He is in a better world graetings Dirk

  73. tadeo Says:

    wielka szkoda

  74. catarino Says:

    philum grande homem sem duvida k deus o tenha

  75. dlc Says:

    sail on sailor, rip

  76. Marius Says:

    He was my favourite captain !God rest him in peace !

  77. Lisa Palmgren Hogg Says:

    I am a Big Fan to that show….Loved all the Captains and all they went thru…so sad to hear he had Passed away….He seemed like a good Man….They are real people and become like your friends….Sorry for the Family’s Loss he will be Greatly Missed

  78. Rosane Says:

    Sempre assisto pesca mortal, e ver o capitão Phil era uma dadiva, pois ele passava a imagem do homem meigo(raro hoje em dia). Lamento muito sua morte edesejo muita paz a sua familía, tenho certeza que DEUS está com ele. Vá em PAZ PHIL!!!

  79. chris sturgess Says:

    A genuine bloke,few & far between. Rest easy,Mr Harris & that your sons feel your your warmth & love for ever blowing over them. x

  80. Susan Says:

    I am a huge fan of the show, and it’s just not the same with Capt. Phil gone. R.I.P. Phil

  81. Jefferson Côrtes Says:

    Valeu Grande Captain, Netuno o irá rever quando das cinzas forem jogadas no Mar de Behring, vá com Deus…

  82. Michael Ruiz Says:

    My family and I will never forget a GREAT Captain and a great Fisherman. the Lord always takes the good ones early.

  83. joseph jason Says:

    rest in peace may your son recover from drugs amen

  84. kelly Says:

    Phil I hope now you are at peace I know that things were hard on you here but now there is no more pain we miss you dearly

  85. pam Says:

    You are missed…..

  86. dennis donald Says:

    rest in peace phil keep on fishing in heaven

  87. Lee Normanton Says:

    You were great phil a proper man. My mum would of loved you im sure your having a ciggie with her know have fun. xxx

  88. Marika Says:

    Rest in peace, Phil. I will miss you.

    The show is very popular in Finland, and I’m not the only one missing u here.

  89. Jenny Says:

    I’m still shocked that this happened. Rest in peace Phil, we’ll miss you.

  90. Ali Says:

    You were awesome!! Loved the show,

  91. Zachary Dube Says:

    RIP Phil you will be greatly missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Roberta Daniel (OH) Says:

    The death of captain Phil was devastating to the show I’m glad I had the chance to get to know Phil if it was only through a Television show I thought you were a great father first then a great fisherman and I am greatful to the other captains in the fleet for stepping up to help the boys continue the crab fishing tradition that there father started for them. God Bless you Phil and God Bess Josh and Jake

  93. Tiffany Says:

    I loved this book. Its strongest weeknass is the whole issue with Phil lacking self esteem and constantly thinking I’m not good enough. Its a theme that’s found in so many gay novels. On the flip side, I have no issues with Chris being the rich, handsome plastic surgeon just looking for love. He’s too good to be true but that’s why we read romances after all. This is a solid story. Its definitely both a romance and erotica. The scenes between Phil and Chris are beyond hot and that alone makes this a must buy. But the romance the develops between the two men (skimming the slightly tedious self doubt parts) is worth it. This is a solid 4/5. Not G.A. Hauser’s best but its up there.

  94. Joey Says:

    Mr. Phil Harris will always be remembered as the toughest man in those seas. R.I.P.

  95. william lee Says:

    u will be missed

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