Wednesday, February 10, 2010

RIP, Captain Phil

Having litigated ten or so cases in Alaska over the better part of a decade and a half, I've made a lot of friends in "the Great Land," and have quite an interest in goings-on there. You'll even find a link to the Anchorage Daily News to the right on this blog.

So it's unsurprising that I found myself hooked on the Discovery Channel's wonderful show, The Deadliest Catch, and the drama of crab fishing on the Bering Sea.

Sadly, word has arrived today that one of the more compelling characters on the show, Captain Phil Harris, has died. Anyone who watches the show knows of his serious health issues in the past. He's clearly a passionate man: passionate for his profession; passionate for his family; passionate for raising well his sons. His story was one of the many which makes The Deadliest Catch some of the most compelling drama on television.

More so, because it's true.

I strongly suspect that his stardom allowed him to touch many more lives than he ever thought he would.

RIP, Captain Phil.

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