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Richard Benjamin Harrison, “The Old Man,” of “Porn Stars,” dead at 77

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History/Joey L. (LAS VEGAS) -- Richard Benjamin Harrison -- known to millions of Pawn Stars fans as "The Old Man" -- has died, according to a post on the Facebook page for Las Vegas' Gold and Silver Pawn shop, the setting for the hit reality show.

"It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Richard Benjamin Harrison...this morning," his son and fellow Pawn Stars star Rick Harrison posted Monday. "He was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully."

The post continued, "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 [Channel] television show Pawn Stars. Services are pending and the family appreciates your prayers and kind words."

The Old Man was a U.S. Navy veteran in his younger days, and bought the now-famous pawn shop back in 1988. The extended Harrison clan, which also included Rick's son Cory Harrison and Cory's childhood friend Austin "Chumlee" Russell, first brought its wheelings and dealings to the small screen in 2009.

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