Nevada Brothel Owner, GOP Political Candidate Dennis Hof Dies at 72 - NBC 6 South Florida

Nevada Brothel Owner, GOP Political Candidate Dennis Hof Dies at 72

Earlier this year Hof been under investigation for sexual assault following claims from three former prostitutes

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    Nevada Brothel Owner Found Dead by Porn Actor

    Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof, who was running for a seat in the state legislature, died Wednesday after a party to celebrate his 72nd birthday. Porn actor Ron Jeremy told reporters that he discovered his friend's body. (Published Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018)

    Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who gained popularity for an HBO series about his business and a Republican candidate for the state Legislature has died.

    Nye County sheriff Lt. David Boruchowitz said an employee at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch brothel outside of Las Vegas summoned authorities a little before 11 a.m. Tuesday after Hof was found unresponsive and not breathing.

    Boruchowitz says there is no sign of foul play.

    Hof was the Republican nominee this year for a heavily GOP legislative district. Ballots have already been printed in the race and it wasn't immediately clear how elections officials would handle Hof's death.

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    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Hof owned a handful of brothels in Nevada, the only state that allows them to legally operate.