The reality TV personality known on History’s long-running pawn shop series “Pawn Stars” as the “Old Man” has died. News of the death of Richard Benjamin Harrison was posted today on the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop’s Facebook page.
Harrison reportedly died this morning after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 77.
“It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Richard Benjamin Harrison (known as ‘The Old Man’ to Pawn Stars fans the world over) this morning,” the site posted. “He was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully. The team at Gold & Silver Pawn and the Pawn Stars family is grieving his loss. 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’. Services are pending and the family appreciates your prayers and kind words. – Gold and Silver Pawn”
Here’s a clip of the “Old Man” in action on “Pawn Stars” …