Richard Harrison, also known as "Old Man" on the History Channel series Pawn Stars, has died at the age of 77.
He was an integral part of the show's success, which documented him and his son Rick's (along with other staff members) interactions with customers at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. The show premiered in July 2009 and quickly became History Channel's highest-rated show.
Rick spoke about his father's passing on Monday, saying "'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."
The shop's official Facebook page also released a statement about his death. "It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Richard Benjamin Harrison (known as ‘The Old Man’ to Pawn Stars fans the world over) this morning. He was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully. The team at Gold & Silver Pawn and the Pawn Stars family is grieving his loss. He will be remembered as the best father, grandfather and great-grandfather you could have by his family and by fans as the sometimes grumpy (always loving, however), often wisecracking, and voice of absolute reason on the History television show ‘Pawn Stars’. Services are pending and the family appreciates your prayers and kind words. – Gold and Silver Pawn."
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