RIP Captain Phil Harris

Captain Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie

Captain Phil Harris, famous for skippering the Cornelia Marie on Discover Channel’s Deadliest Catch, has died from a stroke. He was 53. Phil was known for being a hardass captain, pushing his crew – including his sons Josh and Jake – to the limits to catch their quota of crab. His most harrowing moments on the show came in its fifth season when he got a blood clot in his lung and had to leave the boat in the middle of the season for treatment. Phil was one of the most intriguing people of the show, and it won’t be the same without him.