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Old Man from Pawn Stars dead

By zzyzzx following x   2018 Jun 25, 9:40am 782 views   3 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Richard Harrison, the curmudgeonly patriarch of the "Pawn Stars" family whose grumbling about the goings-on in the Las Vegas shop he ran with his son and grandson made him a reality TV star, has died at 77.

"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," Rick Harrison told Fox News. "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."

A statement from the Gold & Silver Pawn shop added that "he was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully."

Harrison's grandson Corey reflected on his relationship with his grandfather.

"I was lucky enough to spend 15 years of my life working with the old man. He wasn’t just a grandfather, he was truly a best friend as well. I’m truly blessed to have had him as a mentor."

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Richard ‘The Old Man’ Harrison, a beloved member of the HISTORY and @pawnstars family," the History Channel tweeted. "He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor. Our thoughts are with the Harrison family during this difficult time."

The Navy veteran opened the Gold & Silver Pawn store with his son Rick in 1988. The family patriarch initially put his money into the real estate market but changed course after he lost a million dollars. He moved to Las Vegas and put $10,000 in the pawn shop and saw his investment grow into a multi-million dollar company, complete with a reality show. The Harrisons and their pawn shop rose to fame on the hit History Channel series "Pawn Stars" which premiered in 2009 and has been on the air for 15 seasons.

Harrison opened up about the prospect of retirement in a 2012 interview with Hagerty.

"I think retirement is overrated for anyone," the "Old Man" said. "Peoples (sic) asked me many times, 'Well Richard, when are you going to retire?' I tell them the day that I walk through that door and it's not fun, I'll quit. It's still fun for me."
2   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 25, 10:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

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3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (13)   2018 Jun 25, 10:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He was my least favorite character on PS.
He destroyed the whole illusion that it was Rick's Pawnshop business and that he made all of the decisions.
Pops was like Dad showing up and everyone stops screwing around and fill water back into the liquor bottles and hope he doesn't notice.
The History channel should have paid him to stay out of the show.
4   willywonka   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 25, 11:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Fucking Putin!

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