Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Capt. Phil Harris of TV's 'Deadliest Catch' dies after stroke

From CNN

(CNN0 -- Capt. Phil Harris of the Discovery Channel show "The Deadliest Catch" died Tuesday of complications from a stroke suffered late last month. He was 53.

Harris, the tattooed and gruff captain of the Cornelia Marie, was a fan favorite in the reality show about crab fishing off Alaska.

"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," a statement from the network said. "We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart."

Harris suffered a massive stroke on January 29 while his crew offloaded crab at St. Paul Island, Alaska.

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad -- Captain Phil Harris," said a statement from his sons, Jake and Josh Harris. "Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end."


Captain Phil was one of my favorites on the show. A hard worker and great fisherman who knew his way around the Bering Sea.

But it doesn't matter who you are or where you are when death comes for you.

It will come for you.

Are you ready for death?

Are you ready to face God on Judgment Day?

To find out if you are prepared to make your final stand, go to Need God and take the Good Person Test right now.


Joe A. said...

Oh, man. That is sad. He was undoubtedly one of the most memorable captains on the show. That's also one of the few shows on television I actually stop to watch for any substantial length of time.

Steve Martin said...

Reminding people of their imminent death is one of the best uses of God's law.

It will work on a person.

Then hand over Christ.