Capt. Phil Harris Falls Into Coma After Stroke

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Phil Harris, captain of one of the vessels featured on the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, makes a habit of survival under the most challenging circumstances.

We can only hope he'll prove his near-unparalleled toughness once again and bounce back from the severe stroke that landed him in the hospital and in a coma.

Harris is "resting comfortably," but suffered a stroke while in port offloading his vessel, the 128-foot Cornelia Marie, according to the Discovery Channel website.

Capt. Phil has been at the helm of the Cornelia Marie for an impressive 18-year span and has two sons, Josh and Jake, who work as deckhands on the boat.

Capt. Phil Harris suffered a stroke recently.

Both are with Harris in the hospital, according to the network, and on behalf of their ailing dad, they "thank everyone for their heartfelt thoughts and prayers."

Now in its sixth season, Deadliest Catch follows the adventures of seven crabbing vessels and crews during the Alaskan king crab season in the Bering Sea.

The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is their base of operations. Here's hoping one of the fleet's best-known figures is back in action soon.


R.I.P Phil.
God bless you and your family.
Capt. Phil - you were a real man. Bleesings from Denmark


eu nao posso acriditar que phil tenha morrido pois eu a dias lembrei-me dele setava melhor quando vou ao google sou-be da noticia e fiquei muito triste dezeijo aos fihos as minhas codulencias vamos ter muitas saudades dele era um grande homem eu admiravao muitos vi quando ele teve a quele acidente tive muita pena dele


When I heard that captain Phil has died, I was very sad.
I even cry. He was one of my favorites in deadliest catch!
The show on discovery channel will never be the same..
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and beloved friends.
May Phil rest in Peace..
Love you! GOD BLESS YOU!


I cannot believe that u r gone. Capt Phil, u were the best part of Deadliest Catch. How we are all going to miss you on that show, it will never be the same again. To your boys, my heart goes out to you both. So young, the best part of your life was still to come !!


Os meus sinceros sentimentos.
Queluz - Portugal


My heart goes to capt. phil's sons. You need to carry on boys.
I admire your father, he's the one that make me watch the show when murray replaced your father i gotta tell that i lost interest in the show because it wasn't the same and i'm very sad that phill after surviving all those years in the sea lost his battle in land. Im so depply sad. :(


My heart it with Capt. Phil's sons. Carry on boys because that's what he would have wanted you to do. You are loved more than you know.


We will always remeber you. rest in peace. From father and soon in Norway.


i hope that yous guys are allright my father pass away 24 years ago
all you can do is think of all the good time you have in this life god bless yous guys god speed


I just heard the news of Phil Harris' stroke and passing.It is with great sadness I write this. I very much enjoyed him on the show. Although I never met him personally I feel I have lost another friend. I am sorry for the families loss. Josh and Jake have the very rare privage of seeing thier father for the rest of thier lives through the show. It will give them the chance to show thier children and grandchildren what thier father looked like, on and off the job. Best wishes to all the boys. Although your father is gone he will not be forgotten and you will do well. He may have been tough on you but it was for love and wanting the best for you. God bless you.