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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


Captain Phil Harris

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cathy    

Very Sad news.
My Heart goes out to his family.
May God bless him and his family.

1531 days ago
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e33    

I can hear his laugh now. I enjoyed him on the series.

1531 days ago
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J Ro    

So sad! You will be missed!

1531 days ago
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Monica Bonds    

My prayers go out to the family...R.I.P Captain Phil.

1531 days ago
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Mike G    

This is a drag..We'll miss ya Captain. But he lived his life the way HE wanted and that's the thing we have to remember.
RIP Phil.

1531 days ago
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Cris    

You will be missed. You kids will carry on the family business using what you taught them. God Bless The Family. You will be missed. God's Speed Phil.

Cris

1531 days ago
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nical    

RIP captain may fairwinds and following seas be with you

1531 days ago
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Jaggen    

WOW OMG!! ;( Rest In Peace Capt. Phill

1531 days ago
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chicken head    

AH!! Thats so sad!!

1531 days ago
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Stephanie    

AWwwww!!! He was great! I thoughts are with the crew and family!

1531 days ago
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michiganbunni    

I feel great sadness for his family.He showed true heart out at sea.He loved ever second of his job even in the bad times.I do hope his son's STOP SMOKING!!! A true fan of the show. GOD BLESS

1531 days ago
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Cant Watch    

What? Ohnonononono. I thought he was doing better! R.I.P. Captain.

1531 days ago
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the_turk    

Capt. Phil, you were an original and will be missed. R.I.P.

1531 days ago
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witchyways64    

VERY sad news!! I had been watching his progress, my heart and sympathy goes out to his son's and family. May he RIP!

1531 days ago
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Sandee B    

Captain Phil will be missed by millions of viewers, but more importantly, by his family and crew. I know what loss is like and my heart and prayers go out to his family, friends, and Deadliest Catch viewers as well.

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