Saturday, May 18, 2024

Exclusive: Rick Harrison Speaks Out About Son’s Tragic Passing at 39 – Reveals Heartbreaking Truth

Rick Harrison, known to many‌ around the world as the face of the popular ‌show Pawn Stars, has recently spoken out following the tragic death of his 39-year-old son, Adam.

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The heartbreaking newswas confirmed earlier this week ⁤that Adam Harrison had passed away due ⁤to a suspected drug overdose. His father has now revealed that fentanyl was ‌the cause of his death.

In a statement to Fox News ‌Digital, Rick confirmed, “Yes,​ I can confirm Adam died from a⁢ fentanyl​ overdose. The fentanyl crisis in this country​ needs to be taken⁢ more seriously. It ⁣seems to be flowing over the borders ⁣and nothing ‍is being done about it. We must do better.”

TMZ was the ‌first to report⁣ on‌ Adam’s death,⁢ and details⁢ surrounding the circumstances, including when and where the overdose occurred, remain unknown.⁤ The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has launched ​an investigation.

Laura Herlovich, a representative for ‍the Harrison family, ‌released​ a statement on‌ behalf of Adam’s ‍loved ones, saying, “Our ‌family ​is deeply saddened by the⁤ loss of Adam. We ask for privacy as we mourn his passing.”

Adam‍ was⁤ Rick Harrison’s second child from ⁢his first marriage to Kim Harrison, making‌ him the younger brother of Corey Harrison. ‌ Rick later married his second wife Tracy, and they have a son‌ named Jake together.

Although Adam did not appear​ on ‌the popular show Pawn Stars, which features both 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 in ⁤recent years.

After‍ the news of Adam’s overdose broke, Rick took to Instagram ‍to share a touching tribute to ⁢his son. ‍Along with a photo of himself and Adam smiling at a bar, Rick wrote, “You will always be in my heart! I​ love you Adam. 💔”

According ​to alarming statistics from the Centers ​for Disease⁢ Control and Prevention,⁢ overdose deaths involving synthetic ‌opioids rose by 56.6% from January 2020 ​to 2021.

The Drug Enforcement Agency classifies fentanyl as⁢ a Schedule II controlled substance, stating⁤ that it is “similar to⁤ morphine ‍but about 100 times more potent.” Shockingly,⁢ just two milligrams (less than ⁢a grain of salt) can be fatal, depending on a person’s body size.

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

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