Dennis Hof, Nevada Brothel Owner-Turned-GOP Candidate, Dies At 72

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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. Boruchowitz said there was "no indication of foul play".

Thorley says that if Hof wins the election for the heavily GOP assembly district then officials in the counties that the district covers will nominate another Republican to fill the vacancy.

Hof was running for Nevada State Assembly District 36, facing Democrat Lisa Romanov in the November general election. He was found Tuesday morning by Jeremy, who went to wake him for a meeting.

"I just confirmed with Nye County sheriff's deputy that Dennis Hof passed away this morning", Muth tweeted.

The 72-year-old Hof said that he was inspired to run for public office after watching President Donald Trump's successful 2016 presidential campaign. The Clark County coroner will conduct an autopsy.

The Nye County Sheriff is investigating the death, according to the Gazette-Journal.

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.

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