Dennis Hof, Brothel Owner Featured in HBO’s ‘Cathouse,’ Dies at 72

Cami Parker Dennis Hof and Heidi Fleiss visit SiriusXM Studio

Cami Parker Dennis Hof and Heidi Fleiss visit SiriusXM Studio

Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp whose Donald Trump-inspired run for the state legislature drew national attention, has died. His body was discovered by former porn star and friend Ron Jeremy.

"We had a wonderful event last night", Hof's campaign manager, Chuck Much, said in a statement.

Hof owned a handful of brothels in Nevada, the only state that allows them to legally operate. "My heart goes out to those who care about him".

The sheriff said there was no preliminary indication of foul play but her office was investigating.

The sheriff says Hof was sitting on a stool and talking with people when she left the party at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino after 10 p.m. Monday. An autopsy will be conducted by the Clark county coroner in Las Vegas.

Back in 2015, Lamar Odom was found unconscious inside the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, after having overdosed on cocaine and other drugs.

Dennis Hof, the Republican candidate for the Nevada Assembly in District 36, has died at age 72.

Hof was the Republican nominee this year for a heavily GOP legislative district. Grover Norquist was there.

His opponent, Democrat Lesia Romanov reacted to his death in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, saying, "This is not anything that I would have ever guessed would happen".

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