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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Richard 'Old Man' Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' Cuts Son, Christopher, Out of His Will

HarrisonRichard 'Old Man' Harrison of the History Channel's Pawn Stars fame passed away last month at the age of 77. His will has now been filed and a 2017 amendment has come to the public light disinheriting his son, Christopher. Before he had amended the document named Harrison's wife, JoAnne, and their three children, Joseph, Rick, and Christopher as beneficiaries. Rick, who opened the Gold & Silver Pawn store with his dad in 1988 and appeared on the History series, appears to have been named as the executor.

“I would like to express my love and affection for Christopher Keith Harrison,” the document reads, “however, for purposes of this Will, I have intentionally and with full knowledge failed to provide for him and his issue.”

Rick issued a statement that, "The family had previously discussed this information and it is a private matter."

See Mariah Haas, Richard 'Old Man' Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' Cuts Son, Christopher, Out of His Will, Fox News, July 17, 2018.

Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

Special thanks to Jim Hartnett, Jr. (Dallas, Texas Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2018/07/richard-old-man-harrison-of-pawn-stars-cuts-son-christopher-out-of-his-will.html

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