Adam Harrison, Son of “Pawn Stars”' Rick Harrison, Cause of Death Confirmed After He Died at 39

The son of the 'Pawn Stars' personality died on Jan. 19

Adam Harrison (left) and Rick Harrison
Adam Harrison (left) and Rick Harrison

The cause of death for Adam Harrison, the son of Pawn Stars star Rick Harrison, has been determined.

Rick's representative, Laura Herlovich, tells PEOPLE that Adam's death was due to a fentanyl overdose.

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TMZ was the first to report the news of Adam's death at age 39 on Jan. 19. At the time, it was only reported that Adam had overdosed.

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department also confirmed to TMZ that there was an open investigation into his death.

At the time, Herlovich shared a statement with the Las Vegas Review-Journal on behalf of the Harrisons, saying, "Our family is extremely saddened by the death of Adam. We ask for privacy as we grieve his loss."

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In a statement on Instagram, Rick shared a photo of the father-son duo and wrote, "You will always be in my heart! I love you Adam. 💔."

Rick also shared some throwback photos with his son on Tuesday, writing beside the images: "Amazing memories"

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Adam was the second child of Rick and his ex-wife, Kim. He is the younger brother of Corey Harrison. Rick remarried his second wife, Tracy, and the couple welcomed one son, Jake.

Adam did not appear on Pawn Stars alongside Rick and Corey. However, Adam reportedly worked at Gold & Silver Pawn before the unscripted program's 2009 premiere.

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