‘Pawn Star’ Rick Harrison’s Son Cause of Death Released

Posted on: March 1, 2024, 08:16h. 

Last updated on: March 1, 2024, 10:39h.

The death of Adam Harrison, the 39-year-old son of Rick Harrison of  TV’s Pawn Stars fame, was caused by an accidental overdose of fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Rick Harrison announced his son Adam’s death by posting this photo to Instagram on January 19.
Rick Harrison announced his son Adam’s death by posting this photo to Instagram on January 19. “You will always be in my heart!” Rick wrote. “I love you Adam 💔.” (Image: Instagram)

The younger Harrison was pronounced dead in the Las Vegas guest house he was living in on the afternoon of January 19, according to the report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Another resident had expressed concern about not seeing him in two days. So the landlord entered, found him unresponsive, and called police.

As reported by TMZ, Adam Harrison was struggling in the days leading up to his death. He had reportedly just been released from jail after serving three months for a still-unknown conviction. That’s when former roommates began citing erratic behavior.

Adam was one of two sons Rick had with his first of three ex-wives, Kim. Corey is the other, and Rick also has another son, Jake, from his second ex-wife, Tracy.

Family Business

Rick Harrison has been featured on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars along with his family  since 2009. The History Channel series is the most popular reality show ever shot in Las Vegas.

Though Rick’s sons Corey and Jake are Pawn Stars regulars, Adam was never featured on the show. He did work for a time at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. However, the pawn shop is no longer where the TV show is filmed.

Rick’s father, Richard “Old Man” Harrison, died in June 2018 at age 77.

Nearly 88% of opioid-caused overdose deaths involve fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In a statement he made to TMZ on January 22, Rick Harrison said, “The fentanyl crisis in this country must be taken more seriously.”