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Jake Harris Struggles With Death Of Father Captain Phil Harris

Posted by on June 22, 2010 at 5:37 PM EST

jake harrisJake Harris struggles with the recent death of his father Captain Phil Harris.

For fans, friends and family members, the death of ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Captain Phil Harris has been really tough.

The two individuals who have suffered most from this death are Phil’s sons, Jake Harris and Josh Harris. Both Jake and Josh were amongst the crew on their fathers crabbing vessel, the Cornelia Marie.

Over the past several seasons we have seen the two boys grow up on the show, ‘Deadliest Catch’. After Phil’s run-in with death a couple of seasons ago, you could tell the captain was preparing his two boys for the worst. Expressing to them both that they need to learn everything they can about the ship in case they have to run it one day.

While Phil loved the fact that he got to spend so much time with Josh and Jake, it wasn’t always pleasant. Just last week, on the episode of ‘Deadliest Catch’, Phil was not feeling good and had to go get his meds. To his surprise he caught Jake Harris stealing his pain medicine. In a heated argument, Phil Harris told his son: “I want you out of my life.”

Earlier in the season Jake was traded out for a deckhand off the vessel the Northwestern. It seemed as if him and older brother Josh Harris could not get along while on Phil’s boat. Midway through the season Jake returned home to the watchful eye of Phil Harris, the chain-smoking father of Josh and Jake and captain of the Cornelia Marie.

The drama did not stop on the show the ‘Deadliest Catch’ for son Jake Harris. A Few months after his father, Phil Harris, died, Jake was arrested and charged with a DUI. It seems as if the young Harris boy was not taking the death of his father to well.

It is still uncertain whether or not Josh Harris is going to takeover the captain position on the Cornelia Marie. I am fairly certain after his run-in with the law, Jake Harris will not be captaining a boat anytime soon.

I wish both Harris boys the best of luck in there future endeavors.

Tune in tonight as Discovery Channel pays tribute to Jake Harris’ father and ‘Deadliest Catch’ star, Phil Harris at 9 p.m. ET/PT.



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