Pawn Stars features the Harrison family as its face. Over the years, one could expect to see Rick, Corey, or Richard “Old Man” Harrison when they walked in the store. In 2018, “Old Man” Harrison passed away and it’s been recently revealed he reportedly left someone very close to him out of his will.
Unfortunately, “Old Man” Harrison died in 2018 after battling Parkinson’s disease. He passed a wealthy man and had many of his assets divided among loved ones. Harrison had three sons and according to documents The Blast acquired, his original will had all his sons and wife listed as beneficiaries. However, he signed an updated document a year before passing away leaving Christopher out of any benefits.
The paperwork additionally contained a passage regarding the decision. “I would like to express my love and affection for Christopher Keith Harrison; however, for purposes of this Will, I have intentionally and with full knowledge failed to provide for him and his issue.” No other details are publicly available as of now and it’s unknown what prompted the exclusion.
Rick Harrison Recalls Most Important Lesson ‘Old Man’ Harrison Taught Him
Starting Gold & Silver Pawnshop in Las Vegas back in 1989, Pawn Stars members Rick and “Old Man” Harrison have a long working history. Last year he spoke with FOX News about his father and recollected the most important lesson he taught him.
“I think about him every day,” Rick began. “I had a different relationship with him. Most people, when they turn 18, they go off to school, get a job and move out. I worked with my father from the time I was a kid. He stayed in the Navy for years because of me. Otherwise, it would have been really difficult with my medical expenses. But despite my epilepsy, he never treated me differently.”
He continued talking about a confrontation between the two with a surprising conclusion. “When I was 16 years old, I tried to act all tough and told him ‘F you’ to him. He punched me in the face. I’m laying on the ground. He looks at me and says, ‘Old enough to talk to me like a man, old enough to get your ass beat like one.’ I just got up, walked away, and never said another word about it. He really changed my perspective on life and how words have meaning.”
Rick finished the interview saying that was the best lesson his father imparted. “He was just an amazing individual. He taught that no matter what, you always take care of your kids, your family. If you have kids, you’re a father for the rest of your life. He was an old-school kind of guy that I think we need more of.”