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'Deadliest Catch' Captain Dies

2/10/2010 11:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'Deadliest Catch' Captain DiesCaptain Phil Harris -- star of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" -- died about an hour ago* ... sources tell TMZ.

Harris was hospitalized a few weeks ago after suffering a stroke while unloading crabs. He had been doing better until the sudden turn.

Captain Harris died in a hospital in Alaska. He was 53.

Harris' kids, Jake and Josh, tell TMZ, "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."

*This post originally went up last night at 11:45 PM ET


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Tina    

This is so sad, my thoughts goes to his family, i hope you guys know that he has fans all over the world.
I always look at the program and hope that Cornelia Marie will get the largest catch.

❤ Sending a big warm hug to you Josh and Jake from Sweden ❤

1621 days ago
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Debra Etchart    

That really sucks, I have watched every season. My heart and prayers go out to his sons. So sorry

1621 days ago
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John    

Crabfishing will never be the same without you
R I P Capain Harris
My toughts are with your family

1620 days ago
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RICKY    

we all love him much. I WILL MISS HIM.

1619 days ago
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Dave    

That Sucks, Capt. Phil will be missed...

1631 days ago
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aviking    

You will be missed Captain Phil.

RIP

1631 days ago
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Dirksgirl    

Very sad. May he rest in peace.

1631 days ago
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KO    

RIP

1631 days ago
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Shirley    

I am at a loss of words. My heart and prayers goes out to the family.

1631 days ago
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steph    

Ooooh No!!! RIP buddy, I will miss you...wow that really sucks! :(

1631 days ago
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Jack    

R.I.P. Phil. Very sad for his kids.

1631 days ago
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speedtrap    

His boys are going to take it hard. RIP brother, you thought the sea would take you but something much smaller did. God Bless and Keep the Nets wet up there...

1631 days ago
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Kaheka Beck    

God bless you Captain. May you rest in peace...My prayers are with you, your sons & your extended family...You will be sorely missed...

1631 days ago
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Thomas LaPrade    

I'm sorry to hear that!

1631 days ago
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Brian    

Show your support for Phil..RIP Phil!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Phil-Harris/297241172299?

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