Las Vegas Tribune
Hof, the owner of eight legal brothels in Nye County, sixty miles from Las Vegas, was found unresponsive and not breathing at approximately 11:00 a.m. by one of the employees at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada who called the Nye County Sheriff for help.
Hof surprised the political arena in Nevada when he announced his intentions of running for the Nevada Assembly District 36 and later won the Republican primary seat, beating the incumbent in that race.
Hof’s Democratic Challenger, Lesia Romanov, was quoted as saying “WOW! All I can say is wow!” but her reaction was not known when she learned that Huff’s name would still be on the ballots according to the Secretary of State spokesperson, Jennifer Russell, and if he wins, the Secretary of State will appoint a Republican replacement.
Nye County Sheriff Lieutenant David Boruchowitz stated that ‘Preliminary, there is no indication of foul play,” but people at the business were still being questioned; there was no indication that any political foes of Hof were also being questioned or would be questioned.
Hof celebrated his 72nd birthday on Sunday with a party that was attended by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, porn star Ron Jeremy, and rapper and reality television star Flavor Flav.
“Boy, that’s shocking,” Arpaio said. The former sheriff said Hof was in good spirits when Arpaio left the party around 10 p.m. Monday.
Arpaio, who lost a Senate GOP primary in Arizona in August, said he had taken part in some of Hof’s campaign efforts and was asked by Hof to speak at the party. The lawman said he delivered his comments to the crowd, wished Hof well and ate birthday cake.
The thing I liked about him: He was with Trump and was for the Second Amendment and lower taxes,” Arpaio said moments before boarding a plane to Phoenix.
“Dennis died quietly in his sleep. Ron Jeremy found him when he went to wake him up to go to a meeting in Pahrump,” Chuck Muth, Hof’s campaign manager twitted.