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    If any of you watch Deadliest Catch you will know who I mean.

    He’d had a stroke on Jan 29 and he passed away yesterday, Feb. 9.

    He was only 53.

    Smooth seas, Captain Phil.



    I remember last season when he was rushed to the E/R with the blood clots.  I figured then he was probably in very ill health, as he did not take the best care of himself out on the boat…but then seriously, how can you?  You have to go with the catch and staying awake for those long hours, and not eating right, smoking…etc. is bound to take a toll.  He will definitely be missed.


    It was very sad news.  I loved him on the show, but he really did not listen to the Dr.  So you knew it was just a matter of time.  I hope this really turns the other captains lives around.  They are all friends, so I am sure it is a devastating lose to all of them.

    My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.


    I read an interview with him that said he built birdhouses in his spare time.  I found that incredibly sweet considering the rough environment he was exposed to in his chosen profession.


    I’ve only seen the show a few times and don’t know what he died from but considering the danger those guys put themselves in all the time, maybe that is a preferable way to go thnt some of the horrible ways they meet their maker.  My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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