Adam Harrison, son of Pawn Stars star Rick Harrison, dies at 39

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Tragic news this week outside the world of reality TV:

Adam Harrison, son of Pawn Stars creator and main cast member Rick Harrison, has died from an overdose.

He was 39 years old.

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Rick Harrison attends the 54th Cumulus/Westwood One Radio Remotes Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ACM)

The Harrison family confirmed this terrible event on Friday night, issuing a simple statement that reads as follows:

“Our family is extremely saddened by Adam's death. We ask for privacy as we mourn the loss of him.”

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which spoke with a representative for the Harrisons, Adam died of a drug overdose.

Further details are unknown at this time, but the newspaper notes in its report that Adam's body “was discovered” somehow.

Just terrible.

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Television personalities Austin “Chumlee” Russell, Rick Harrison and Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison from the History television series “Pawn Stars” attend the Scleroderma Research Foundations' Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine Fundraiser at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade on October 13. 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for the Scleroderma Research Foundation)

Rick Harrison posted a photo of him and his son on Instagram a few hours ago, writing alongside it:

“You will always be in my heart. I love you Adam.”

Adam Harrison was not a figure in the aforementioned reality series History, which premiered in 2009 and also stars Harrison. oldest son, Corey Harrison, 40.

Pawn Stars takes viewers behind the scenes of the only family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of this Harrison family use their keen visual skills to evaluate what's real and what's fake.

Adam Harrison reportedly worked at Gold & Silver Pawn for a while, but he hasn't worked there recently, according to multiple reports.

The Las Vegas Police Department is investigating the circumstances behind Adam's death.

Rick Harrison had two children with his first wife, Kim, Corey and Adam.

He has a son, Jake, with his second wife, Tracy and has three daughters, Sarina, Ciana and Marissa.

Several of Harrison's loved ones shared their condolences via Instagram on Friday in the wake of this loss.

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Rick Harrison attends the NCTA President's Reception hosted by A+E at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery on June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

“My deepest condolences Rick. The fentanyl situation is out of control in this country and no one seems to be doing anything meaningful about it,” wrote, for example, actor Christopher Clawson.

“Use your platform to help change that.”

Gambling in Las Vegas alum Richard Wilk, for his part, added:

“I'm so sorry about Adam. May you rest in [peace] and may God bless you and your family, my friend.”

We send our condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Adam Harrison.

May he rest in peace.