If you are even a passive fan of the show Deadliest Catch, you know who Captain Phil Harris was. He was the saltiest captain, the kind of guy you know you better work hard for, or your ears would be blistered. However, it was also evident that he cared very much about his career, the work his crew did, and most importantly, how much he wanted his sons to do well. He may have had quite a bark, but he really did seem like a decent guy.
I must admit, when I have watched the show in the past, I worried about how stressed out the crew and captains became, the elements, and their abuse of their bodies. Eventually, it caught up with Captain Phil.
Captain Phil died of complications experienced after having a stroke. He had recently survived a pulmonary aneurysm and resulting complications. I remember that he mentioned that his mother had the same thing happen to her. How truly sad.
The next time you watch the show, remember his family—both the ones at home and the ones at sea. He will be missed greatly by them.
(H/T: FOX News)
This clip is from the show: Captain Phil is returning to his ship after his aneurysm.