'Pawn Stars' Richard 'Old Man' Harrison dies at 77

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 27, 2018
09:11 A.M.

Las Vegas reality star dies and his son grieves on Instagram


Fans of Pawn Stars, a reality TV series on the History Channel filmed in Las Vegas at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop were shocked to learn that Richard 'Old Man' Harrison had passed away at 77 from a post on Instagram. shared by his son, Rick

Viewers got used to Harrison's pithy humor and strong character as the patriarch of the family and owner of Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business.

The Shop was founded by Harrison in 1989, and later the day to day operations passed to his son Rick Harrison, Rick's son Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, and Corey's childhood friend, Austin "Chumlee" Russell.

When the reality show focused on the Shop and the clients who bring in their treasures to trade for cash premiered in 2009, it became an instant success.


"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."

Rick Harrison, Instagram. 25th of June 2018.

Rick spoke about his sorrow at his father's loss, as well as his gratitude and his pride in being his son. He revealed that his father had passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.

Source: Wikimedia

Source: Wikimedia


Rick did reveal that his father had lost his long battle with Parkinson's Disease, that being the reason that Harrison's appearances on the show were few and far between in the last two years.

Read more about "Pawn Stars" on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.


A spokesperson for the History Channel expressed deep sadness at the loss of "our friend Richard ‘The Old Man’ Harrison, a beloved member of the HISTORY and ‘Pawn Stars’ family".

The spokesperson went on to say that he will be missed for his wisdom and his humor. Harrison had served in the US Navy and often spoke about his years in the service, sharing amusing stories and anecdotes on the show.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Rich Man Marries Poor Woman While His Mother Secretly Plans to Get Rid of Her — Story of the Day

January 28, 2022

How Did Harrison Ford Meet Calista Flockhart? Timeline of Their Relationships

May 18, 2022

Harrison Ford's Future Wife & Adopted Son Saved Him from Loneliness after Separation from 4 Biological Kids

April 07, 2022

Who Is Harrison Ford's Spouse? Meet His Exes and Children

May 18, 2022

Old Lady Shares Gas with Man Rushing to Sick Mom, Her Kindness Is Rewarded When Bank Calls Her— Story of the Day

April 23, 2022

Did Bob Saget Have Kids? Meet the Late Star’s Three Daughters Who Were His Pride and Joy

May 17, 2022

Woman’s Gold Bracelet Goes Missing, Unemployed Husband Buys a Gaming Console Days Later

March 06, 2022

Firefighter Saves then Adopts Orphan Boy who Finds Mom’s Photo in Father’s Room 40 Years Later – Story of the Day

February 27, 2022

Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Marriage Would Not Have Happened If Chip Did Not Take Her Ultimatum over His Trip Seriously

February 07, 2022

Son Uninvites Mom to Wedding for Refusing to Gift Him $8300 — Story of the Day

January 26, 2022

Wife, 96, Is Ripped Away from Her New Husband, 95 — He Dies Brokenhearted Just Weeks Later

April 12, 2022

LL Cool J Discovered the Grandparents Who 'Embraced' Him Were Not Biologically Related to Him

March 31, 2022

Harry & Meghan Reportedly Might Use Kids as a ‘Weapon’ for Family Reunion Though She Does Not Want to Return

April 03, 2022

Why Did Helen Mirren Decide Not to Have Children?

May 18, 2022