Rick Harrison’s Son from ‘Pawn Stars’ Dead at Age 39

(DailyVantage.com) – The main star of the world-famous reality television show “Pawn Stars,” Rick Harrison, recently suffered a significant personal tragedy, as his son Adam Harrison died from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 39. TMZ first reported Adam Harrison’s death, claiming the star’s death was drug-related. A representative for “Pawn Stars” confirmed the tragic details surrounding Adam Harrison’s death and asked for privacy on behalf of the Harrison family.

Despite his father’s successful television show and decades of experience operating the Gold and Silver Pawn shop, Adam Harrison never appeared on the reality television program. Adam Harrison did work at the famous pawnshop for several years before the show aired but left the business for unknown reasons. Adam Harrison’s brother Corey joined the show’s cast as a mainstay, appearing in almost every single episode since the show first aired in 2009.

Following his son’s death, Rick Harrison discussed the ongoing opioid epidemic and warned others about the dangers of fentanyl. Rick Harrison cites fentanyl as the cause of Adam Harrison’s death, a detail confirmed by the medical examiner. Rick Harrison also referred to the months leading up to his son’s death, where Adam Harrison spent several months in a Las Vegas jail. After his release, Adam Harrison moved into a guesthouse, where authorities found him dead on January 19th. According to Rick Harrison, his son’s death is the latest tragedy resulting from the flow of drugs across the southern United States border. Rick Harrison also called for lawmakers to address the opioid epidemic.

Witness reports indicate that Adam Harrison began acting irrationally during the days leading up to his death, with one report claiming that he gave himself two black eyes upon learning that an anonymous person had a new boyfriend. Harrison reportedly didn’t want to resort to physical violence against the boyfriend, instead opting to hurt himself. Harrison also allegedly barricaded himself into the guesthouse by pushing furniture against the walls and doors and refused to answer the door when people attempted to contact him.

Rick Harrison said that his son struggled with addiction, specifically opioids and alcohol, for a long time before his death. Rick Harrison claimed that fentanyl changed his son into a different person and led him to make poor choices, which resulted in his incarceration. Despite Adam Harrison’s death, “Pawn Stars” will likely remain on the air for the foreseeable future.

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