Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Speaks Out After Tragic Loss of Son

Rick Harrison, well-known as the face of the popular show Pawn Stars, has shared his devastating thoughts following the untimely death of his 39-year-old son, Adam. Adam’s passing was the tragic result of a suspected drug overdose involving the powerful opioid fentanyl.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Rick Harrison confirmed the cause of his son’s death and expressed the urgent need for more action to address the fentanyl crisis. He emphasized the need for stronger border control measures, as the drug continues to pour into the country, wreaking havoc in its wake. Rick passionately called for a better response, stating, “We must do better.”

Details surrounding Adam’s overdose, including when and where it occurred, remain unknown. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has initiated an investigation to shed more light on the circumstances. As the family mourns the loss of their beloved Adam, they have asked for privacy during this difficult time, according to a statement shared by Laura Herlovich, a representative of the Harrison family.

Adam, the younger brother of Corey Harrison, was Rick Harrison’s second child from his first marriage. Although he did not appear on Pawn Stars alongside Rick and Corey, Adam reportedly worked at the family’s business, Gold & Silver Pawn, before the show’s premiere in 2009. However, he had not been actively involved with the pawn shop in recent years.

Rick took to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to his son. Alongside a photo of himself and Adam smiling together at a bar, Rick wrote, “You will always be in my heart! I love you Adam. 💔” It’s a poignant reminder of the enduring love Rick holds for his son.

The tragic loss of Adam Harrison highlights the alarming rise in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From January 2020 to 2021, overdose deaths linked to these substances increased by a staggering 56.6%.

Fentanyl, classified as a Schedule II controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency, possesses about 100 times the potency of morphine. Shockingly, a mere two milligrams of fentanyl (less than a grain of salt) can be lethal, depending on an individual’s body size.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rick and the entire Harrison family during this painful time. May Adam Harrison rest in peace, forever cherished in their hearts.