Rick Harrison Mourns the Tragic Loss of His Son

Rick Harrison, the well-known face of the hit-show Pawn Stars, has shared his grief following the untimely passing of his 39-year-old son Adam. The heartbreaking news emerged earlier this week that Adam Harrison had tragically lost his life due to a suspected drug overdose. Rick has now confirmed that fentanyl was the cause.

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’s sudden demise was first reported by TMZ, and details surrounding the circumstances are still unclear. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has initiated an investigation.

Adam was Rick Harrison’s second child from his first marriage to Kim Harrison, making him the younger brother of Corey Harrison. Although Adam didn’t appear on Pawn Stars alongside Rick and Corey, he reportedly worked at the family’s business, Gold & Silver Pawn, before the show premiered in 2009. However, he had not been actively involved in the pawn shop recently.

Rick took to Instagram to express his love and sorrow for his son, posting a touching tribute. He accompanied it with a photo of himself and Adam smiling together at a bar, and the caption read: “You will always be in my heart! I love you Adam.”

The rise in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids is a cause for great concern. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such deaths increased by 56.6% from January 2020 to 2021. Fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, is listed by the Drug Enforcement Agency as being about 100 times more potent than morphine. Shockingly, just two milligrams of fentanyl (less than a grain of salt) can be lethal depending on a person’s body size.

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


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