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Captain Phil Harris

Phillip Charles "Phil" Harris (December 21, 1956 – February 9, 2010) was an American captain and part owner of the crab fishing vessel Cornelia Marie, which is featured on Discovery Channel's documentary reality TV series Deadliest Catch. He suffered a massive stroke while offloading C. opilio crab in port at Saint Paul Island, Alaska, on January 29, 2010. Despite improvements in his health, Harris died on February 9, 2010 at the age of 53, while suffering a pulmonary embolism in the hospital. The episode of Deadliest Catch featuring the Captain's death aired on July 20, 2010, followed by a special tribute episode. Harris began fishing with his father at age eight and after high school began crab fishing. He initially worked on a crab boat unpaid until he proved his worth. By the time he was 21 he was one of the youngest captains of a crab fishing boat on the Bering Sea. He had been the captain of the Cornelia Marie for more than 20 years at the time of his death. Beginning in 2004 and continuing until his death, Harris and his boat were followed by an embedded film crew for the series Deadliest Catch. The Cornelia Marie was first shown during the opilio crab portion of Season 1,

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