RIP: Richard Benjamin Harrison, ‘The Old Man’ on Pawn Stars, dies at 77


The afterlife just became a tougher place to negotiate, as reality television star and businessman Richard Benjamin Harrison has died. Harrison was known affectionately as “The Old Man” on History Channel’s hit show, Pawn Stars, and passed away over the weekend surrounded by his family.

The co-owner of Rick Harrison’s Gold & Silver Pawn, the senior Harrison was 77.

The news was relayed Monday morning (June 25) by Gold & Silver Pawn’s Facebook page.

“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,” the post states. “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.”


Featured image via Facebook.