Richard Harrison, better known as 'Old Man' on Pawn Stars has passed away according to his son, Rick Harrison. In an instagram post, Rick said, "his father passed away this morning surrounded by family and friends"

Richard Harrison opened the pawn shop, Gold and Silver Pawn, in 1988 with his son and the 2 turned it into a multi million dollar operation and a reality show with fans all over the world. The business went from seeing 50 people a day at the start of the show, to over 1,000 now, and has grown to over 50 employees.

Richard Harrison is survived by his wife JoAnne and their three sons, Joseph, Rick and Chris.

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. 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.

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