Richard's son Rick confirmed the sad news in an emotional post on Instagram.
"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 wrote. "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 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," he continued. "We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask that we are provided some privacy at this time."
Rick revealed in a second post that his father died after battling with Parkinson’s disease.
"Today I lost a friend, a father, a teacher and so much more," he wrote. "The Old Man lost his long battle with Parkinson’s this morning. Love you Dad. See you on the other side."
In a statement to TMZ, the History Channel, which houses their popular show, expressed that they were "deeply saddened" by the loss of Richard Harrison.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Richard 'The Old Man' Harrison, a beloved member of the Pawn Stars family. He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor. Our thoughts are with the Harrison family during this difficult time."
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.