Rick Harrison, best known as the familiar face of the popular TV show Pawn Stars, has recently spoken out about the tragic death of his 39-year-old son, Adam. The heartbreaking news of Adam’s passing, believed to be due to a drug overdose, has left Rick and his family devastated. Rick now reveals that fentanyl, a highly potent opioid, was responsible for his son’s untimely death.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Rick expressed his sorrow and called for greater awareness and action regarding the fentanyl crisis in the country. He emphasized the urgent need to address the drug’s flow across borders, as well as the lack of substantial measures being taken. “We must do better,” Rick emphasized.

Adam’s demise was initially reported by TMZ, and the exact circumstances surrounding his overdose, including the location and time, are still unknown. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has launched an investigation to shed light on the tragic event.

As the second child of Rick Harrison and Kim Harrison, Adam was the younger brother of Corey Harrison. Although he did not make appearances on Pawn Stars, the famous series featuring Rick and Corey, Adam was rumored to have worked at the family’s business, Gold & Silver Pawn, prior to the show’s debut in 2009. However, he had not been actively involved in the pawn shop in recent years.

Rick took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to his late son. Alongside a photo of him and Adam sharing a smile at a bar, Rick expressed his love and eternal remembrance of his beloved son. The pain and grief in his words were evident: “You will always be in my heart! I love you Adam.”

The alarming rise in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emphasizes the gravity of the situation. From January 2020 to 2021, such deaths increased by a staggering 56.6%. Fentanyl, classified as a Schedule II controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency, is deemed to be approximately 100 times more potent than morphine. Shockingly, just two milligrams, equivalent to less than a grain of salt, can be fatal depending on a person’s body size.

In this time of immense sorrow, our thoughts and prayers go out to Rick Harrison and his family. We hope they may find solace and strength amidst this heartbreaking loss.