Discovery Channel "Deadliest Catch" star Phil Harris has died at the age of 53.
Harris was the captain of the F/V Cornelia Marie. He suffered a stroke on January 29 while his boat was offloading its cargo at a port in Alaska. He's been hospitalized since then at a medical facility in Anchorage.
He and all of the fishermen who fish for crab in the dangerous waters near Alaska are truly brave men. They have been kind enough to let us all watch the work they do through the magic of television on the Discovery Channel. On a side note, Deadliest Catch has been one of the Discovery Channel's highest rated series.
His sons, Jake and Josh, were also members of the Cornelia Marie crew.
More info on the Cornelia Marie website: Click here