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Russell Crowe Pays Tribute to ‘Pawn Stars’ Patriarch Richard Harrison: ‘My Sons and I Will Miss You’

”Thanks for all the hours of entertainment,“ actor tweets of deceased reality TV personality, who died Monday at age 77

Count Russell Crowe among the “Pawn Stars” fans mourning the loss of series patriarch Richard Harrison on Monday.

“Gladiator” actor Crowe took to Twitter on Monday to pay tribute to Harrison, known as “the Old Man” on the History reality show, who died Monday at age 77.

“Just heard about Richard Harrison aka ‘the old man’ from @pawnstars . RIP. My condolences to the Harrison family,” Crowe wrote.

“Thanks for all the hours of entertainment Richard, my sons and I will miss you,” the actor continued.

It was not immediately clear what, if any, connection Crowe has to the series, other than that of a fan. The actor’s IMDb credits do not count an appearance on the reality series among them.

Harrison’s son Rick Harrison — also a cast member of the reality series — told TheWrap in a statement Monday that his father died Monday morning “surrounded by those he loved.”

“He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over. He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool ‘Old Man’ as my dad,” the younger Harrison said. “That I got to share him with so many others and they got to see what a great family man he was is something I am grateful to have experienced with him.”

“He lived a very full life and through the History television show ‘Pawn Stars’ touched the lives of people all over teaching them the value of loving your family, hard work and humor,” the History Channel star continued. “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask that we are provided some privacy at this time.”