Richard Harrison, aka “The Old Man” on the television series “Pawn Stars,” has died.
Harrison’s son and co-star for the History channel series, Rick Harrison, made the announcement on Monday, attributing his father’s death to Parkinson’s disease.
In a statement issued today, the History channel also mourned the TV star. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Richard ‘The Old Man’ Harrison, a beloved member of the HISTORY and ‘Pawn Stars’ family. He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor. Our thoughts are with the Harrison family during this difficult time” the statement reads.
“Pawn Stars” debuted in 2009 and documented the day-to-day happenings of the family-run Nevada store. Harrison’s grandson, Corey Harrison, and his friend, Austin Lee Russell, known as “Chumlee,” are also cast members.
Harrison, a former navy man, moved his family to Vegas in the hopes of creating a new beginning and opened the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1988.