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Deadliest Catch Star Suffers Heart Attack at Sea

Sig Hansen now 'in good spirits'

(Newser) - Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen started having chest pain while filming at sea on Wednesday, and though he didn't want to stop working, his crew insisted on calling emergency services for the captain, Us reports. Turns out the 49-year-old had a heart attack, reps tell TMZ ; the gossip site... More »

Deadliest Catch Star Died in His Sleep

TMZ reports Tony Lara, 50, apparently had a heart attack

(Newser) - Tony Lara, one of the stars of Deadliest Catch, died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack, reports TMZ . Toxicology tests are pending, but there's no sign that drugs or alcohol played a role. Lara was found at a home in Sturgis, South Dakota, where he was attending... More »

Deadliest Catch Mate Found Dead

Justin Tennison discovered on floor of Alaska hotel room

(Newser) - A year after popular captain Phil Harris was felled by a stroke, another member of the hit reality series The Deadliest Catch has died. Justin Tennison, 33, was found dead on the floor of his Alaska hotel room, a bottle of alcohol and marijuana nearby, reports TMZ . "Justin was... More »

Deadliest Catch Stays Classy While Airing Death

Show keeps it real—but doesn't exploit

(Newser) - Deadliest Catch is the realest of reality shows—“in the documentary sense of the word, as opposed to the corrupt facsimile associated with the so-called ‘reality TV’”—and in its coverage of unscripted television’s first death, it maintains that gritty grace. A string of episodes... More »

5 Reality Shows That Shouldn't Be Popular

James Hibberd explains why we love them

(Newser) - Sure, some reality shows are undeniably awful (Keeping Up With the Kardashians, anyone?) yet ridiculously popular. But there are other, less trainwrecky shows that manage to succeed—in spite of the fact that they really sound like they shouldn’t. James Hibberd offers up the top five in the Hollywood ... More »

Inside Deadliest Catch Captain's Final Days

Deadliest Catch captain spent time with family, friends

(Newser) - Deadliest Catch captain Phil Harris spent the days before his death saying all “the things that he had to say to the people he had to say them to,” says his best friend. “I got five days to actually talk with him,” son Josh tells People... More »

Fans Loved Proud Sea Cowboy Devoted to Sons

Ocean of grief greets fierce skipper's passing

(Newser) - The surprise death of popular Deadliest Catch skipper Phil Harris triggered an ocean of grief among fans who fell hard for the rascally, lion-hearted captain. The gritty fisherman who stared down danger seeking crab in the most treacherous seas in the world became the public's new all-American cowboy: fierce, proud,... More »

Deadliest Catch Captain Dies

Popular Cornelia Marie skipper Phil Harris dead at 53

(Newser) - Affable captain Phil Harris of Discovery Channel's hit reality series Deadliest Catch has died at the age of 53. The man often called the toughest skipper in America suffered a stroke while offloading his catch from his boat the Cornelia Marie in Alaska last month and never fully recovered, AP... More »

'Deadliest Catch' Capt. Suffers Stroke

Captain Harris flown to Anchorage for surgery

(Newser) - A captain from Discovery Channel's popular "Deadliest Catch" series was flown to a hospital in Anchorage after suffering a stroke. Capt. Phil Harris, 53, underwent a 12-hour emergency surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma. He was unloading the Cornela Marie in Saint Paul Island in Alaska... More »

NBC Keeps on Truckin' With Innovative Reality Package

Network buys prime time block of action shows - with no staff writers

(Newser) - Writers? Who needs writers? NBC is about to buy a two- or three-hour block of prime time programming featuring unscripted documentary style action shows from the producers of “Ice Road Truckers" and the "Deadliest Catch." The programs don't need staff writers, cost a fraction of standard television... More »

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