'Pawn Stars' Patriarch Richard "The Old Man" Harrison, Dead at 77

‘Pawn Stars’ Patriarch Richard “The Old Man” Harrison, Dead at 77

Posted by June 25, 2018 Comment

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Richard Harrison, known to viewers for years as “The Old Man” on History‘s long-running reality series Pawn Stars, passed away on Monday at the age of 77. Harrison’s son and manager of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas Rick Harrison confirmed the news in two Instagram posts earlier in the day.

Premiering in 2009, the series was originally based around the sellers, their items and the local experts who would help (or hinder) their dreams of “vast fortunes” – but viewers quickly took to the family operating the pawn shop. Along with Harrison and Rick, the series also featured Rick’s son, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison; and Corey’s childhood friend, Austin “Chumlee” Russell.

Here’s a look back at some highlights from Harrison’s run on History’s Pawn Stars; followed by Rick’s Instagram posts on his father’s passing:

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Richard Benjamin ‘The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he loved. He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over. He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool ‘Old Man’ as my dad. That I got to share him with so many others and they got to see what a great family man he was is something I am grateful to have experienced with him. He lived a very full life and through the History television show ‘Pawn Stars’ touched the lives of people all over, teaching them the value of loving your family, hard work and humor. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask that we are provided some privacy at this time.

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“Richard Benjamin ‘The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he loved. He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over. He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool ‘Old Man’ as my dad. That I got to share him with so many others and they got to see what a great family man he was is something I am grateful to have experienced with him. He lived a very full life and through the History television show ‘Pawn Stars’ touched the lives of people all over, teaching them the value of loving your family, hard work and humor. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask that we are provided some privacy at this time.”

“Today I lost a friend, a father, a teacher and so much more. The Old Man lost his long battle with Parkinson’s this morning. Love you Dad. See you on the other side”

The Hollywood Reporter

(Last Updated June 25, 2018 11:02 am )

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