Three years ago, the chain-smoking captain of the FV Cornelia Marie, Phil Harris, yielded to problems from a stroke. Harris was made famous by the Discovery Channel show, Deadliest Catch, where he steered the Cornelia Marie for 5 periods off the coast of Alaska. He passed away at 53.
According to his pal and business partner Russ Herriott on the Deadliest Catch star, Phil Harris suffered a stroke on January 29, 2010 aboard his cherished boat in the port of St. Paul Island, Alaska. Many mourned his death. His show was viewed by close to three million people weekly, which made it among the top-rated programs on fundamental cable that year.
The program's topic is the harsh, arduous, and typically recurring task of fishing in the Bering Sea. A normal episode shows waves slamming against the sides of the ship, along with circumstances involving slicker-clad, run-down deckhands, blue-tongued captains yelling, and cursing commands from up the wheelhouse. Captain Harris completely fits that profile.
The Cornelia Marie is just one of the 4 boats that belong to the program's long-lasting fleet. The others are the Northwestern (captained by Sig Hansen), the Time Bandit (co-captained by Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand), and the Wizard (captained by Keith Colburn). The ships, together with their respective staff, burn the midnight oil, in some cases 40 hours at a stretch. On January 29, Harris experienced being exceedingly tired. He then visited his stateroom to get his medication and broke down.
Thom Beers, manufacturer and developer of the program, honored Harris' desires to continue to shoot as he was airlifted to Anchorage. Doctors did an emergency surgical procedure to alleviate the stress that developed up in his cranium. Harris invested 11 days in ICU before he caught the complications of his stroke.
As shown by Russ Herriott the Deadliest Catch celebrity is lived on by his two sons, Jake and Josh, who also entered into the Deadliest Catch team. A funeral to Harris was hosted by the Discovery Network on Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 along Seattle's waterfront on April 30, 2010. You can review more about what the program and the late captain from electronics.howstuffworks.com/deadliest-catch.htm.
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