Richard Harrison, also known as The Old Man and the head of the Pawn Stars house, succumbed at 77 this weekend, his family announced Monday.
Harrison, a Navy veteran, firstly opened his acclaimed pawn shop in the late ‘8 0s with a $10,000 asset and used his uncanny ingenuity for valuation to turn that into a multi-million dollar business whose day-to-day operations are now immortalized in Pawn Stars , according to Harrison’s biography on History’s website. Harrison succumbed after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Harrison’s son Rick Harrison and grandson Corey Harrison both affixed fervent sends about the hand of their own families grandfather on Instagram Monday, announcing his elapse and reciting how lucky they were to have him in their lives.
Richard Benjamin’ The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he cherished. He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold& Silver Pawn and his countless fans the world over. He was my protagonist and I was fortunate to get a very cool’ Old Man’ as my father. 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 suffered with him. He lived a very full living and through the History television show’ Pawn Stars’ stroked the lives of parties all over, teaching them the value of adoring your family, hard work and laughter. We recognize everyone’s thoughts and devotions and question that we are provided some privacy at this time .
I was lucky sufficient to spend 15 years of my life working with the old man. He wasn’t merely a grandpa, he was truly a best friend as well. I’m absolutely blest to have had him as a mentor. He will be missed everyday at this time we thank you for all of the kind words and we ask for privacy as we sorrow his legislate .
Rick Harrison’s Gold& Silver Pawn Shop likewise posted a tribute to Harrison on Facebook , noting further that “he was surrounded by adoring clas this past weekend and disappeared peacefully.”
Pawn Stars became an jiffy hit where reference is firstly aired in 2009, boasting Harrison and members of their families( and a few others) as they extend the pawn store and run across all sorts of people and the things they are trying to sell.
Harrison is known to witness for his names of sense, his mockeries, and his in-depth knowledge of all kinds of things that people want to sell.
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