The History Channel's hit reality show Pawn Stars is certainly not short of interesting characters. One of the most interesting and eccentric of them all is Richard Harrison, better know to viewers and family alike as the "Old Man." Richard has passed away at the age of 77, after losing his battle with Parkinson's early Monday (June 25th) morning.
Rick Harrison, who co-starred with his father on the series, said on Instagram that his father died "surrounded by those he loved.""He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool 'Old Man' as my dad," he wrote. "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."
He continues, "We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers and ask that we are provided some privacy at this time."
A spokesperson for the History Channel had this to say on social media, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Richard 'The Old Man' Harrison, a beloved member of the HISTORY and @pawnstars family." He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor. Our thoughts are with the Harrison family during this difficult time."
Details on the services for Richard Harrison are pending, according to a statement posted to the business's Facebook page."The team at Gold & Silver Pawn and the Pawn Stars family is grieving his loss," the statement added. "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.'"
RIP Richard Harrison, aka The Old Man, who passed away earlier today. I’m a big Pawn Stars fan, and a big fan of The Old Man. pic.twitter.com/3uWbgEf8fR— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) June 25, 2018