Fans are left stunned knowing about the final wish of Pawn Stars before he passed away.

Harrison and his family have run the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas for several decades.

Unfortunately, he passed away in 2018, at 77 years of age. Leaving his business to his son Rick, also leaving one final wish which surprised his fans.


And talking of experts, maybe the colorful world of pawning is elaborated by looking inside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Harrison-family have run the shop for a long time, and even turned themselves into celebrities through the reality program Pawn Stars.

Richard Benjamin “The Old Man” Harrison opened up the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas in start of 1988.


Born on March 4, 1941 in Lexington, North Carolina. He would eventually grow to be immensely successful in life, but in the beginning, his family wasn’t well of.

As a teenager, he earned about six dollars a week for that gig. Richard “Old Man” Harrison started work, driving a school bus as early as 14.


For stealing a car he was arrested at 17 years of age. The judge told him that he had two options: either go to jail, or to the military.

Richard chose the military. He enlisted in the U.S Navy in 1958 and travelled to several places onboard a total of four ships throughout his military career.

He met his wife Joanne Rhue at a dance and they got married her in 1960.

Richard Harrison and his family arrived in Las Vegas with hope and the pursuit of the ideal American Dream.

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Together with his son Rick Harrison, Richard opened up the Gold & Silver Coin Shop. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard South opened, and quickly became a hotspot for people to go for pawning.

Today, the store has thousands of items in its inventory. The pawn shop scaled even greater heights in 2009, when it got picked up for a show on the History Channel, famously known as Pawn Stars.


The show has been a massive success. Richard and his family members won the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Best Television Series in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In addition, the show has been nominated for three Critics Choice Television Awards.


Sadly, Richard “Old Man” Harrison passed away in 2018, age 77.

He was “surrounded by those he loved” and passed after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He became Las Vegas celebrity starring in a total of 271 episodes of the show.

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