Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

Birthplace: 
Danville, Virginia
Birthday: 
March 04
Date of passing: 
June 25, 2018

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Richard Harrison was an American businessman and reality television personality.

He was best known as the co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, as featured on the History channel series Pawn Stars.

Harrison was usually referred to by his nickname, "The Old Man,” which he earned at the age of 38.

Harrison, a 20-year Navy veteran, moved his family to Las Vegas in the hopes of creating a new beginning after losing one million dollars in real estate in the 1980s. Harrison and his son, Rick, opened the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop together in 1989.

The shop was successful, but became world-famous after Pawn Stars premiered in 2009. The show featured Harrison and other employees negotiating over the unusual and rare items brought by customers to the store.

Harrison died June 25, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 77.

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