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TV's "Deadliest Catch" captain Phil Harris dies
YAHOO News ^ | 2-10-10 | Rueters

Posted on 02/10/2010 10:52:01 AM PST by Paul46360

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tough fishing boat captain Phil Harris, whose brave exploits in the wild waters off the Alaskan coast were captured on the popular television show "Deadliest Catch," has died, family members said. He was 53.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boat; corneliamarie; deadliestcatch; discoverychannel; harris; philharris
RIP Capt. Phil..
1 posted on 02/10/2010 10:52:01 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

“You are not a man until you’ve pulled a tooth with a pair of pliers.” ...Phil Harris


2 posted on 02/10/2010 10:56:02 AM PST by SeeSharp
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To: Paul46360

With all his health issues I am not surprised. I will bet that the cause of this death is directly linked to that nasty clot he had in his lungs a couple of years ago.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 10:56:08 AM PST by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: HOYA97

Massive stroke. You can get more details in the announcements from yesterday and earlier today. Discovery has a note from his sons.


4 posted on 02/10/2010 10:57:47 AM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Paul46360

What a character. I know he will be missed by many.

Thanks, Phil, for the entertainment & education. And the crab!


5 posted on 02/10/2010 11:00:35 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Paul46360

Ditto.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 11:03:12 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: verity

RIP Capt. Phil and good luck and Godspeed to his family and the crew of the Cornelia Marie.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 11:04:52 AM PST by JMS
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To: Paul46360
Phil Harris! A man's man who took on a job very few would hazard and did it well!

Farewell Captain Phil! You made your mark on this earth and it is a deep wide and indelible mark indeed!

8 posted on 02/10/2010 11:06:05 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Paul46360

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Much too young.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 11:11:03 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: Paul46360

RIP skipper you sleep with crabs now


10 posted on 02/10/2010 11:14:57 AM PST by ninonitti
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To: Paul46360
Calm water now.....
11 posted on 02/10/2010 11:15:49 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeeSharp

Who’s going to sing “And That’s What I Like About the South” anymore?...oh, wait, different Phil Harris. Nevermind.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 11:18:25 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: HOYA97

A steady diet of stress, coffee, Red Bull and cigarettes could not have helped, either. Nevertheless and whatever his faults, Capt Phil was a real man among men. The world’s less for his loss..


13 posted on 02/10/2010 11:20:23 AM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Paul46360

His smoking and apparent lack of fitness made this outcome pretty obvious.

Too bad.

But, I guess he lived the way he wanted.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 11:20:28 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: Paul46360

RIP Captain Phil - smooth waters are now ahead and the traps are always full...


15 posted on 02/10/2010 11:28:32 AM PST by way2cool01
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To: Paul46360



16 posted on 02/10/2010 11:29:04 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: All
Don't know if that last one shows up here... :-) ...


17 posted on 02/10/2010 11:31:26 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Paul46360

Wow...a tough,gutsy,hard-working guy with some really nice tattoos..... RIP.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 11:34:33 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Paul46360

Sleep ye well, Phil.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 11:34:55 AM PST by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09! WTFU!)
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To: Paul46360

RIP Captain! Your watch is over and your sons and shipmates have relieved you, sir! Well done!


20 posted on 02/10/2010 11:37:31 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Paul46360

A hard working, no nonsense, straight up, salt of the earth (sea in this case), self reliant man. A real American in every sense of the word.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 11:41:47 AM PST by EscapedDutch ("Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Paul46360

I quit smoking after watching what he went through with those blood clots and whatnot last season. I’d imagine that I wasn’t alone in being freaked out by what he went through with smoking. I was as heavy a smoker as he was, and never thought I could quit. I’ve tried all the gimmicks, nicotine gum, smokeless cigs, nicotine patches, zyban, and even nicotine inhalers (Nicotrol) and simply couldn’t quit. I’d always taper down, and get it down to a few cigs or even one cig a day......but eventually the habit came back, slowly and surely. I realized the only way to quit was to go cold-turkey. I concluded every single cig you have, even while quitting simply continues to reinforce the habit. I was given a new prescription, from my doc this time, for my yearly attempt a quitting. He prescribed Chantix and I’ve read and heard almost all of the horror stories. I have not had any problems whatsoever with it. I feel that Chantix saved my life, or at least will let me extend my life by 10 years or so. It seemed to quiet that almost hunger-like craving I used to get for a cig after not having one for a while. Your mileage may vary, but it really helped me, and its been nearly a year now and my urges to smoke are virtually non-existent.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 11:51:56 AM PST by krogers58
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To: Paul46360

Capt Sig has a nice tribute on the Northwestern’s home page..

http://www.fvnorthwestern.com/


23 posted on 02/10/2010 11:54:47 AM PST by rahbert
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To: Paul46360

RIP Captain.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 11:57:37 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: krogers58

Loved how he got caught smoking in the hospital after the Doc told him he didn’t know if he would make it out. He was his own man.

Pray for America’s Freedom


25 posted on 02/10/2010 12:22:03 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Hey, thanks for the heads-up.....you’re right, he was a man’s man sporting some great ink! RIP......


26 posted on 02/10/2010 12:54:49 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: krogers58

Brutal nightmares (multiple times every night) and irateness didn’t do it for me. Glad you had a good experience.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 1:05:40 PM PST by jurroppi1 (America, do not commit Barry Care-y!)
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To: Paul46360

I liked him in “Jungle Book”.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 1:06:46 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Paul46360
Heaven has a birdhouse builder now. (FYI - This rough, tough, sweet man's hobby was building beautiful detailed birdhouses.)

Prayers for his sons, the rest of his family, and friends.

29 posted on 02/10/2010 3:07:08 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Zero should spend all his time playing golf & keep his Marxist, Muzzie, Homo hands off our country)
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To: way2cool01

Fair winds and following seas, Captain Phil.


30 posted on 02/10/2010 3:36:57 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry. - Oliver Cromwell)
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To: krogers58
My dad couldn't put his tobacco down either and passed away early from his fourth heart attack. I am thankful that I have not touched tobacco in over twenty five years and that my wife also was able to quit several years ago.

That made it all the more tragic for me to see it happen again to such a glorious rogue as Capt. Phil Harris! Rest well, it is obvious to us you rode hard through your life and kept your individualist spirit to the end!

31 posted on 02/10/2010 3:38:10 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Paul46360

I am so sorry to read this. 53 is far too young to die. I just loved him on Deadliest Catch. My prayers go out to his family, especially his sons.


32 posted on 02/10/2010 4:03:19 PM PST by American Quilter (In mourning over Pete Carroll's defection to the Seahawks. USC Trojans--fight on!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I was going to say the same thing. From one Sailor to another. Love the show and it’s not going to be the same without him at the helm. Hopefully his Family and Crew will be able to keep the business alive.

Fair Winds and Following Seas Skipper, the Man upstairs has the linehandlers standing by and the fenders out. Last port of call, and it’s the best one.

R.I.P.


33 posted on 02/10/2010 4:23:01 PM PST by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: Paul46360

This is one of only a few television shows I like. I don’t watch TV but I download the series from the Internet.

I told my wife even before the blood clot in the lungs event that he wasn’t going to last long. If nothing else, the guy looked horrible.

You can’t live sedentary, chain-smoking, stressed-out, with little sleep, sucking down Red Bulls (dangerous all by themselves) all day, every day, for very long.

No mere mortal can withstand this for long.

RIP Phil


34 posted on 02/10/2010 6:01:40 PM PST by Boucheau
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To: Paul46360

Such a loss.
RIP Capt. Phil.

s7


35 posted on 02/11/2010 12:23:05 PM PST by SealSeven (Moving at the speed of dark.... Even "nothing" takes up space.)
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Somehow missed this earlier...

Met Phil when both of our ships were in the Lake Union Shipyard. Thought I was a 'Salty Dog' until then, I was just a "Sea Puppy" next to that man! The fortitude it took for him to go back to sea after the pulmonary blood clot left me speechless.

What a man!

Smooth sailin' and rest easy, Skipper!

36 posted on 02/12/2010 2:24:06 AM PST by Mamba56 (The masses are stupid. --Goethe)
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Just damn....

Saw Phil get carted off at the end of tonight’s episode...

:(


37 posted on 06/22/2010 7:05:00 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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