Per the Cornelia Marie website, anything sent to the address below, will be hand-delivered to Jake, Josh and Phil’s dad by a close family friend.
Captain Phil Harris
PO Box 32466
Amarillo, TX 79120-2466
Discovery Channel and exec producer Thom Beers are discussing plans to produce a tribute to “Deadliest Catch” star Capt. Phil Harris.
No deal is firm yet, said Beers, who caught a flight Wednesday to see Harris’ family. But a special is likely, he added and Discovery confirmed.
Tune into Discovery Channel for the Best of Season Four, which includes some of Captain Phil’s greatest moments on The Deadliest Catch from noon to 2:00 PM ET/PT. For the rest of the marathon (2:00 PM to 3:00 AM) catch the second half of season five, featuring the 2009 Opilio season. During the Opilio season Phil returned to Dutch Harbor after some time away due to a health scare.
“He’ll be a big part of the season and the series,” Beers said. “But this is a huge loss to the series. The fate and the future of the Cornelia Marie and crew (are) up in the air. I’m flying up to meet with his sons and figure out what to do going forward.”
“We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart,” Discovery said in a statement. “We share our tremendous sadness over this loss with the millions of viewers who followed Phil’s every move.”
Discovery Channel is paying tribute to the late Captain Phil Harris with a special Deadliest Catch marathon on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 12:00 PM (noon) ET/PT to 3:00 AM ET/PT. The Deadliest Catch episodes will feature fishing boat Captain Phil Harris and the crew of the Cornelia Marie.