Rick Harrison Speaks Out on his Son’s Tragic Death

Rick Harrison breaks silence after son's sudden death at 39 – confirms the tragic truth

Rick Harrison, the well-known face of the hit show Pawn Stars, has opened up about the passing of his 39-year-old son, Adam. The heartbreaking news was confirmed to be a result of a fentanyl overdose. Rick wants to bring attention to the severity of the fentanyl crisis and the need for action.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Rick said, “Yes, I can confirm Adam died from a fentanyl overdose. The fentanyl crisis in this country must be taken more seriously. It seems it is just flowing over the borders and nothing is being done about it. We must do better.”

Adam, the younger brother of Corey Harrison and Rick’s second child from his first marriage, had been working at the family’s business, Gold & Silver Pawn, before the show aired in 2009. Although he was not a part of Pawn Stars, he was loved by his family and will be deeply missed.

Drug overdoses involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl have seen a disturbing rise of 56.6% from January 2020 to 2021, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fentanyl, a substance 100 times more potent than morphine, is listed as a Schedule II controlled substance. Shockingly, just two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal.

The Harrison family has issued a statement through their representative, expressing their deep sadness and requesting privacy during this time of grieving. Rick himself shared a heartfelt tribute to his late son on Instagram, cherishing the memories they shared.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rick Harrison and his family during this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace, Adam Harrison.