‘Pawn Stars’ personality Richard Harrison dead
“Pawn Stars” reality TV personality Richard “Old Man” Harrison died over the weekend, his son Rick Harrison announced on Monday (June 25). He was 77 years old.
“Today I lost a friend, a father, a teacher and so much more,” Rick Harrison captioned an Instagram post. “The Old Man lost his long battle with Parkinson’s this morning. Love you Dad. See you on the other side.”
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Richard “The Old Man” Harrison, a beloved member of the History and Pawn Stars family,” reads a statement from History.
“He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor. Our thoughts are with the Harrison family during this difficult time,” reads a statement from History,” it concludes.
Harrison, who owned Rick Harrison’s Gold & Silver Pawn Shop since 1989, was one of the show’s original cast members. He and his son quickly became some of the series’ most popular pawn men with their Las Vegas business.
The father-son duo were a large part of the show’s maintained success, as “Pawn Stars” recently completed its 15th season. Harrison and the “Pawn Stars” cast received a key to the city of Las Vegas.