Phil Harris at the Discovery Upfront Presentation NY - Talent Images at the Frederick P. Rose Hall on April 23, 2008 in New York City.(Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Discovery)

Harris in April 2008. (Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Discovery)

By Mark Memmott

Sad news:

"Phil Harris, the fishing boat captain whose adventures off the Alaska coast were captured on the television show Deadliest Catch, has died, the Discovery Channel said Tuesday night. He was 53." (The Associated Press)

Fans who wish to leave condolences and see some video highlights from Capt. Harris' time on the show can click here.

The Discovery network says "we will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart."

As the AP reported earlier, Harris suffered the stroke on Jan. 29, while his fishing vessel, the Cornelia Marie, was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. He was flown to Anchorage for treatment.

categories: Culture, Media, Obituaries

8:40 - February 10, 2010