Richard 'Old Man' Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' dead at 77

posted by Dana McKenzie -

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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"He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over," his son, Rick, says.


A rep for History Channel said, "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.  He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor."  

Harrison is a Navy veteran and often talked about his military career on the show. 

R.I.P. 

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