Pawn Stars Pay Tribute To Richard ‘The Old Man’ Harrison


Best known to Pawn Stars fans as “The Old
Man,” Richard Harrison passed away on Monday, June 25th at the age of 77 after a battle
with Parkinson’s disease. Harrison founded and operated the Las Vegas-based
World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, which he opened in 1989. The Harrison family business later became
the focal point of the hit History Channel reality show which debuted in July 2009 and
follows the day-to-day happenings of the Harrison family and their team of experts. Following his passing, the Pawn Stars team
paid tribute to Harrison, remembering the man he was and the work ethic he had. Harrison’s son, Rick Harrison, for example,
shared two separate tributes to his father on Instagram. The first is a snap of the Old Man wearing
dark sunglasses and a fedora, with the touching caption that read in part: “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 […] touched the
lives of people all over, teaching them the value of loving your family, hard work, and
humor.” Rick later posted a photo of his father from
his days in the U.S. Navy with the caption: “Today I lost a friend, a father, a teacher,
and so much more. The Old Man lost his long battle with Parkinson’s
this morning. Love you Dad. See you on the other side.” Similarly, Corey Harrison, also known as “Big
Hoss” to fans and family alike, remembered his grandfather as more than just a family
member. Harrison was more like a best friend to Corey,
who began helping out at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop when he was just 9 years old, later
becoming the store’s full-time manager. In his own Instagram tribute, he shared a
younger Harrison wearing a suit and striped tie, writing: “I was lucky enough to spend 15 years of my
life working with the Old Man. He wasn’t just a grandfather, he was truly
a best friend as well. I’m truly blessed to have had him as a mentor. He will be missed everyday.” Corey’s childhood friend and fellow shop worker
Austin “Chumlee” Russell also remembered Harrison as a kind, humorous man who offered honesty
and tough love when it mattered most. He wrote on Twitter: “It’s hard to believe he is gone. He was such a big part of my life and treated
me like family. I will miss him greatly and carry the lessons
he taught me throughout my life. You could always count on him to straighten
you out or make you laugh and both of those things I need.” Meanwhile, Steve Grad, one of the many experts
featured on Pawn Stars, honored the Old Man on social media as well, writing on Facebook: “I’m very thankful that I got to spend some
extra time with him last month while doing some work at the shop. It was great to see him tour the shop floor
making sure it was set up for the day. May you Rest In Peace fine sir.” Soon after the news of Harrison’s passing
was made public, the History Channel shared a heartfelt tweet remembering their quirky
screen star by writing: “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.” The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop Facebook page
also honored Harrison with a tribute that read, in part: “He will be remembered as the best father,
grandfather, and great-grandfather you could have by his family and by fans as the sometimes
grumpy (always loving, however), often wisecracking, and voice of absolute reason on the History
television show Pawn Stars.” One thing’s for sure. The Old Man won’t soon be forgotten. Thanks for watching! Click the Looper icon to subscribe to our
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100 Replies to “Pawn Stars Pay Tribute To Richard ‘The Old Man’ Harrison”

  1. People need to learn human anatomy and understand why those people look so strange. Not one Adam's Apple out of the whole male cast, not one bony ridge above their eyes, not one sloping back forehead unless they show a "girl". Those cast of creatures are all opposite of what they portray, opposite of human anatomy and God's creation.

  2. He swindled plenty of people by taking their money in a moment of need. He wont be miss. His fat greasy sons will sell his larb carcass to the maggots.

  3. fuck i just found out wow being away from the state's for a bit it's hard to keep up on everything u love and miss R.I.P Old man ur eating chicken wings with all the greats now! 😢

  4. One of my favorite episodes was when ChumLee has Old Man get in that Low Rider 🤣🤣🤣 man that was classic.. Damn R.I.P

  5. "If stupid was illegal, you would spend your whole life in prison"
    "If idiots could fly, this would be an airport"
    This man was a genius! R.I.P.

  6. old man from pawn stars died Mann sometimes we lose good one God bless his soul his heavenly in peace he was good man 🕌🕌🕌🕌🕌⛪⛪⛪⛪

  7. On June 25, 2018 we come together to protest outside of the Pawn Stars shop to get rick to get the Old Man back on the show. We can do this guys, Rick was not justified in kicking him off. We can change the future of Pawn Stars!

  8. On June 25, 2018 we come together to protest outside of the Pawn Stars shop to get rick to get the Old Man back on the show. We can do this guys, Rick was not justified in kicking him off. We can change the future of Pawn Stars! REPLY

  9. God… give me a f**** break. The old man was no saint. In fact he spent most of his life ripping people off and don't tell me that he was just doing business because nobody treats customers the way they do. There's a special spot in hell for people like him and Rick and Corey. Karma is a b**

  10. I may not believe in an afterlife, but I truly hope there is one and The old man is rolling around in his beautiful Chrysler imperial and chilling with elvis

  11. When i was 6 years old i always waits for pawn stars and ricks restoration on GMA Channel 11 but they don't show it anymore😭😭😭

  12. Old man???? We have young man, spiderman, batman and superman. So don't be worry. Maybe something can be pawn.

  13. My cousin went to the pawn shop to pawn something for some cash and he was seeking help but no one is coming to help him the shop was almost empty so he went to take a look to see what was going on and saw that everybody is all sad and my cousin asked what's wrong and they said the owner of this shop just died and my cousins like damn i can't believe the old man is dead

  14. I just found this out Rest In Peace old man you’ll be forever remembered for the memories and for your service

  15. Richard Harrison was born in Danville,Va. and grew up in Lexington,NC.Who ever knew that he was a hillbilly.R I P Mr.Harrison

  16. he still had the best quote “if idiots could fly this place would be an airport.” he said it when rick paid chumlee 1k

  17. RIP '' The Old Man '' I have just learnt today 😭 he passed away 25th June 2018 RIP Sir .. 
    He was my favourite in pawn star ..

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