A week after Adam Harrison, the son of Pawn Stars host Rick Harrison, was found dead, new details about his passing have been revealed. TMZ was the first to report the news of Adam’s death at age 39 on this January 19. At that time it was only reported that Adam had overdosed. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department also confirmed to TMZ that there was an open investigation into his death.
Adam was the second child of Rick and his ex-wife, Kim. He is the younger brother of Corey Harrison. Adam did not appear on Pawn Stars alongside Rick and Corey. However, Adam reportedly worked at Gold & Silver Pawn before the unscripted program’s 2009 premiere.
Tributes are continuing to pour in for “Pawn Stars” personality Rick Harrison and the rest of the Harrison family as they mourn the loss of Adam Harrison, Rick Harrison’s second son.
On Friday, Laura Herlovich, a representative for the family, told the Associated Press that the family would like their privacy as they take this time to grieve. Herlovich also said in a statement to USA TODAY Monday that Harrison allegedly died of a fentanyl overdose.
His father Rick stated: “The fentanyl crisis in this country must be taken more seriously. It seems it is just flowing over the borders and nothing is being done about it. We must do better.”
Friday evening, Rick posted a brief message on Instagram with a photo of the two together: “You will always be in my heart! I love you Adam. 💔”
What is Pawn Stars?
The show started back in 2009 and has always featured Rick Harrison, members of the Harrison family and of course the iconic business the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. According to the website the pawn store now receives up to 3000 visitors a day and is one of the top tourist attractions in Las Vegas.
According to a biography on the website, the store was initially started by Rick’s father Richard Harrison back in 1980. It was turned into the pawn shop that everyone knows today in 1988 by Rick. Back then he worked with a production team to get the pawn shop featured on television. The show was eventually picked up by the History Channel in 2009 and the rest as they say is history.