'Old Man' Richard Harrison from 'Pawn Stars' cuts son Christopher out of his will
Richard Harrison chose to leave behind his assets to his wife and two out of his three sons. However, it is believed that the family knew about his decision
Richard 'Old Man' Harrison reportedly removed one of his sons from the will. It is believed that Richard amended the original documents last year. “I would like to express my love and affection for Christopher Keith Harrison,” the document reads, “however, for purposes of this Will, I have intentionally and with full knowledge failed to provide for him and his issue.”
In the documents received by Radar Online, in the original will he named his wife JoAnne and their three children Joseph, Rick, and Christopher, as beneficiaries. However, last year he amended the document to exclude Christopher from the will. While it may come as a shock to everyone else, Rick confirmed to Fox News that the family knew about the change made in the will.
"The family had previously discussed this information and it is a private matter," Rick said. It is unclear why Richard chose to remove his son, Christopher from the will. In the documents, it was also stated that Rick, who opened the Gold & Silver Pawn store with his dad in 1988, will be in charge of the estate. Richard passed away on June 25, at the age of 77. The news of his death was confirmed by Rick.
"Richard Benjamin ‘The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he loved. He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over," he said at that time. He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool ‘Old Man’ as my dad. That I got to share him with so many others and they got to see what a great family man he was is something I am grateful to have experienced with him."
He added, "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. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask that we are provided some privacy at this time." Even Gold & Silver Pawn announced of Harrison's passing on Monday with their own statement.
"It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Richard Benjamin Harrison (known as ‘The Old Man’ to 'Pawn Stars' fans the world over) this morning," a statement from the business read via its Facebook page. "He was surrounded by loving family this past weekend and went peacefully."
The statement 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 television show ‘Pawn Stars’. Services are pending and the family appreciates your prayers and kind words."