Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Damn. Just Damn

The radio this morning delivered sad news. It seems Captain Phil Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie died of complications from a recent stroke. He had been showing signs of recovery, but took a sudden turn for the worse.

Statement from Discovery - Discovery mourns the loss of dear friend and colleague Captain Phil Harris. He was more than someone on our television screen. Phil was a devoted father and loyal friend to all who knew him. We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart. We share our tremendous sadness over this loss with the millions of viewers who followed Phil’s every move. We send our thoughts and prayers to Phil’s sons Josh and Jake and the Cornelia Marie crew.
His sons also released a statement:

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. - Jake and Josh Harris

Captain Phil will be remembered as a tough, hard working man, who loved and was loved by his sons. May peace be with them as they cope with their loss.


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1 comment:

  1. I was also saddened to hear this. I really did like to watch this show and him and his crew was the best. RIP Capt Harris