Since the premier in April, fans have been glued to the crab fishing series. Now that Captain Phil Harris has passed away, there will be a ‘Deadliest Catch’ tribute to him. Read more about the rest of the season below, with more pictures and video.
Harris suffered from a stroke in the end of January and passed away in February. He was a big facet of the show and now the rest of the 6th season will be dedicated to him, including the exclusive “Deadliest Catch: Captain Phil Harris Remembered” episode, which you can see on July 20th.
The ‘Deadliest Catch’ tribute will focus on the relationship with his sons and crew. And since Phil was such an in-your-face kind of guy, he insisted film crews follow him through the stroke and after. We saw the blowup between him and his son last week, next there will be a stroke dedicated episode, and then finally the end of his life.
“Captain Phil was a father, fisherman, funny man and, most importantly for fans worldwide, a friend. We celebrate his life and all those he has touched. I wish this would never have been a story line of the series,” said Clark Bunting, president and of Discovery Channel, “but I am proud of the heart and emotion we have worked so hard to put into these very special episodes as a tribute to Phil.”
I think that sums it up pretty well. He was a crazy old man, but how could you help but love him? I am still sad over the fact that things ended up this way. Are you going to be glued of the ‘Deadliest Catch’ tribute? Be sure to leave me your comments after you check out these photos of those that stood alongside him and this quick video tribute.
Photos: www.wenn.com/Ivan Nikolov, Nichole Lechmanil