TV – The Tragedy of Captain Phil Harris

Watching “The Deadliest Catch”, which is probably one of the hardest-edged documentaries on Discovery, there was no figure more compelling than Phil Harris. Because how often does one see the circumstances and reasons of a man working himself to death?

Phil Harris died of stroke complications, an ending which was painfully inevitable to anybody who watched the show. Harris literally had to be forced off his own boat by his own sons before he’d go to the hospital, only to discover he had cancer. He literally would not stop working.

This gives the entire series a tragic tone. To the Harris family, if you’re reading, my sincere condolences.

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