From the LVRJ: Richard Harrison, the patriarch of the Harrison family and the driving force behind the History channel popular program “Pawn Stars,” has died.
Harrison’s death was announced Monday morning on the Gold & Silver Pawn Facebook page.
The announcement said Harrison “was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully.”
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 pic.twitter.com/2lPb3jUazf
Harrison, scaled back his “Pawn Stars” appearances about a year ago.
“It was a third career I’d never even imagined: military then real estate then TV star,” he told the Review-Journal through a publicist in January. As for what he’s enjoying most about his semiretirement, Harrison said, “spending more time with my wife and grandkids,” before joking, “and not working with Corey, Chum (Austin Russell) and Rick (Harrison, his son) every day.”
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