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    Pawn Stars 'Old Man' dies at 77

    -Richard Harrison, who was referred to "The Old Man" on the television series "Pawn Stars," has died.

    Harrison's son and co-star for the History channel series, Rick Harrison, made the announcement to more than 245,000 Instagram followers on Monday, attributing his father's death to Parkinson's.

    A rep for the Harrisons confirmed news of the patriarch's passing to USA TODAY, and issued the statement Rick shared to Instagram.

    In a statement obtained by USA TODAY, the History channel also mourned the TV star.

    "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Richard 'The Old Man' Harrison, a beloved member of the HISTORY and 'Pawn Stars' family," the statement reads. "He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor. Our thoughts are with the Harrison family during this difficult time."

    "Pawn Stars" debuted in 2009 and documented the day-to-day happenings of the family-run Nevada store. Harrison's grandson, Corey Harrison, and his friend, Austin Lee Russell, known as "Chumlee," are also cast members.

    Harrison, a former navy man, moved his family to Vegas in the hopes of creating a new beginning and opened the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1988...

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    I honestly thought he was older than that.

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    I'm pretty sure the very first article I read concerning his death listed it as being in his 80's. I don't recall the exact figure. Then I saw one with the younger age and thought hmmm.

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