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A young Jake Harris
Details About Deadliest Catch Star Jake Harris’ Late Wife Shawna Brinkly
The Harris family from Discovery Channel’s show "Deadliest Catch" suffered their most recent loss on August 10, 2023, when Jake Harris’ wife Shawna Brinkly passed away.
Brinkly was only 38 years old when she died. Her younger brother, Thomas, announced her death on Facebook but didn’t reveal the cause.
Jake Harris had a history of substance abuse issues. When he grew closer to Shawna, he was still using, but she didn’t judge him and pushed him to do better.
This judge-free attitude encouraged Jake to go into rehab and get clean. In a Facebook post, he describes how she told him that he deserved better and made him feel responsible.
The birth of their daughter grounded them and brought them closer. Not much is known about Shawna, but she had an OnlyFans account and was working on a clothing line with Jake.