Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

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

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

But now, just three years later, Dennis Hof - the owner of the infamous Nevada brothel - has passed away inside his own brothel.

Chuck Muth, Hof's campaign manager, said on Twitter that Jeremy found Hof's body when he went to wake him up on Tuesday morning.

Hof, who starred in the HBO reality television show Cathouse about the prostitutes working at one of his establishments, was running for a seat in the Nevada state assembly as a pro-Trump Republican.

Ballots have already been printed in the race and it wasn't immediately clear how elections officials would handle Hof's death. An autopsy will be conducted by the Clark county coroner in Las Vegas.

His Love Ranch brothel outside Pahrump is where National Basketball Association player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015.

He had also been accused of sexual assault on at least four occasions. "Hof is the most high-profile legal "pimp" ever".

Wayne Thorley, deputy Nevada secretary of state for elections, said Hof's name will remain on the November ballot.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former madam Heidi Fleiss, Trump ally Roger Stone and Americans for Tax Reform founder Grover Norquist were also in attendance at the rally on Monday.

He said the anti-brothel push and regulatory problems he's faced this year were political retribution.

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