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.

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RIP Phil, My thoughts are with your two wonderful dedicated sons and hope they both carry on with what must of been your wish the Deadliest Catch, maybe one day they will make Captains just like you.RIP

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RIP Phill. Best capitan ever on deadliest caths. Ur popularity reached to sweden by discovery channel.
My thought go to his both sons, hope u guys keep ur dads spirit going on by continueing catching crabs. May u be as good doing it as ur father where.

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and the dog and I Cry absolute Love to family

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RIP Capt Phil Harris

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im sorry to tell you all this but he passed away last night

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I see that it is not posted on here as yet that Phil has lost the biggest fight of his life. He died tonight according to the Discovery website and it was on the 10:00PM news from Channel 2 Anchorage.

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PLEASE WORK HARD ON GETING BETTER REAL SOON PHIL. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ALL THE TIME.LOVE PAM

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have always been a hard working proud man, a good roll model for your sons and for young people everywhere. We hope you have a speedy recovery and will now take a well earned retirement. You can always wire your boat with a camera and direct from a sunny location! We really enjoy all members of Deadliest Catch and we shall keep all of you in our prayers and on several prayer chains. We hope to see the Cornelia Marie back at sea with your sons at the helm and you in a sunny spot. You are always welcome at our home any time, any day. Regards and best wishes Roger & Mary Kasal

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Phil, just want you to know that our prayers for a speedy recovery are with you. Your strong sons will help yor recover too. Hurry back to the BEST show on tv. You are a real hoot, Phil. Fred

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I just heard the news and my heart is there with you guys! If you need a nurse, helper, or an extra helping hand I can be there.
Your number one fan in Colorado Springs. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Debbie