Meet 'Pawn Stars' personality Rick Harrison and his family

Rick Harrison at  Terry Fator's 10th anniversary in March 2019.
Rick Harrison of "Pawn Stars."Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images
  • Adam Harrison, son of "Pawn Stars" personality Rick Harrison, died of an overdose, according to a rep for the family.

  • Rick and several of his family members appeared on the popular TV series.

  • Here's a look at the Harrison family.

Adam Harrison, the son of "Pawn Stars" personality Rick Harrison, has died at age 39.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal initially reported Adam's death, and a representative for the Harrison family confirmed to the outlet that Adam died from an overdose and was discovered on Friday.

"Our family is extremely saddened by the death of Adam. We ask for privacy as we grieve his loss," the family's statement reads, per the Review-Journal.

A representative for the Harrison family confirmed the death to Business Insider in an email on Saturday.

On Instagram, Rick paid tribute to his son with a brief message on Friday.

"You will always be in my heart! I love you Adam," the patriarch wrote.

After starring on the History Channel's "Pawn Stars," the Harrison family became household names." The popular reality series followed the Harrisons as they ran their family-owned business, the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. Since 2009, cameras have profiled the family and their interactions with customers.

Here's a look at the Harrison family.

Rick Harrison became the face of "Pawn Stars" after the series launched in 2009.

Rick Harrison of "Pawn Stars" in November 2023.
Rick Harrison. Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

According to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop's official website, Rick's father — Richard B. Harrison — moved their family from San Diego to Las Vegas in 1980. Richard initially opened a coin store, but Rick converted it into a pawn shop in 1988.

Per the website, Rick wanted media exposure for the shop and ardently pitched a potential series to several networks before the History Channel picked it up.

The shop later became the focus of the 2009 TV series "Pawn Stars." So far, the series has 21 seasons and amassed a loyal fan base.

The Review-Journal reported that Rick has six children and two former wives. Per the outlet, Rick shares his two eldest sons — Corey and Adam — with his first wife, Kim. He later married and welcomed his third son, Jake, with his second wife, Tracy, per the outlet. He also has three daughters: Sarina, Ciana, and Marissa, according to the Review-Journal.

According to Fox News, Harrison married his third wife, Deanna, in 2013, but the couple divorced in 2020. CBS News reports that Rick is married to a woman named Amanda Palmer.

Outside "Pawn Stars," Rick has faced legal troubles. Screen Rant reported in January 2024 that Rick's 81-year-old mother sued him over their family assets and for ownership of the pawn shop. The lawsuit seeks "an accounting of assets, unspecified damages, and a court order banning Rick from using funds belonging to his mother," per the outlet.

Richard B. Harrison was known as "The Old Man" and appeared on "Pawn Stars" before he died in 2018.

Richard, commonly known as "The Old Man," starred on "Pawn Stars" alongside his son and grandson, Corey.

According to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop's website, Richard served in the Navy before retiring and relocating to Las Vegas.

Richard appeared in 299 "Pawn Star" episodes before his death in June 2018. People reported that Richard died at age 77 from Parkinson's Disease.

At the time, Rick paid homage to his father in an Instagram post, calling Richard a "hero."

"He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool 'Old Man' as my dad," he wrote. "He lived a very full life and through the History television show 'Pawn Stars' touched the lives of people all over, teaching them the value of loving your family, hard work and humor," Rick continued.

Corey Harrison starred on "Pawn Stars" alongside his father and grandfather.

Corey Harrison of "Pawn Stars" on January 30, 2014.
Corey Harrison. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

Corey is Rick's oldest son, whom he shares with his first wife, Kim, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

He became a fixture on the show and appeared in spin-offs like "Pawnography" and "Pawn Stars Do America."

On Instagram, Corey often shared photos of him with his father and Chumlee, a regular on "Pawn Stars."

On Friday, Corey made a post about Adam's death.

"Wax wtf I will always love you bubba," he wrote.

Adam Harrison used to work in the family business but stepped away for a different career.

Adam is the second son of Rick and Kim, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Corey told HuffPost in March 2012 that Adam used to work at World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop but likely wouldn't make any TV appearances.

Members of the Harrison family have paid tribute to Adam following his death this week, including Rick and Corey. Fans have also shared condolences with the family via social media.

"This is heartbreaking," one fan wrote in the comment section of Rick's tribute on Instagram.

Jake Harrison is Rick's third son and frequently appears on his family's TV show.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Jake is the son of Rick and his second wife, Tracy.

In March 2021, Rick celebrated his youngest son officially joining the family business in an Instagram post.

"Bringing my youngest son into the family business. Jake makes his debut on Pawn Stars all NEW episode tonight 9/8 c on HISTORY," he wrote.

Rick Harrison has three daughters: Sarina, Ciana, and Marissa.

Not much is known about Rick's daughters, Sarina, Ciana, and Marissa. Although they didn't appear on "Pawn Stars," Rick often posts photos of them to his Instagram page, including one in December 2023 with Ciana and Jake.

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