'Pawn Stars' Richard Harrison, known as 'The Old Man,' dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - "Pawn Stars" patriarch, Richard Benjamin Harrison, who was known as "The Old Man," has died at age 77.

Gold & Silver Pawn's Facebook page posted Monday that Harrison was surrounded by "loving family" this past weekend and died peacefully.

The post said that fans would remember Harrison as a "sometimes grumpy (always loving, however), often wisecracking, and voice of absolute reason" on the History Channel reality show.

The Navy veteran opened the Gold & Silver Pawn store in Las Vegas with his son, Rick. "Pawn Stars" premiered in 2009 and features the Harrisons interacting with customers who are trying to sell or pawn objects that often are unusual or have historic value.

Services are pending.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • 'Pawn Stars' Richard Harrison, known as 'The Old Man,' dies
  • Writer: Bert & Ernie ARE gay
  • Rapper Mac Miller dies at 26
  • Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82
  • Disneyland to serve alcohol at Star Wars themed cantina in 2019
  • Neil Simon, Broadway's master of comedy, dies at 91
  • Robin Leach, ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' host, dead at 76
  • 'Top Gun' sequel filming underway, Navy says
  • Aretha Franklin's funeral expected to be multiple day event in Detroit
  • Celebrities tweet love, condolences after Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit