Brothel Owner Dennis Hof Dies at 72 at Love Ranch

Lester Mason
October 17, 2018

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.

Hof's manager for his Nevada state legislature campaign, Chuck Muth, also tweeted confirmation of the death. No other details at this point.

Hof was the owner of the Love Ranch, as well as the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Lyon County's Mound House and other brothels around Nevada.

In a separate statement to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Muth said of Hof's passing: "I got a call from his assistant, in tears saying, 'Dennis died and I need you to come out here immediately, I can't deal with this myself".


According to Nye County spokesman Arnold Knightly, Hof "went to sleep last night and didn't wake up".

Boruchowitz says there is no sign of foul play.

Dennis Hof owned a number of legal brothels throughout Nevada and gained mainstream notoriety after his "Cathouse: The Series", show on HBO.

Hof was running for Nevada State Assembly District 36, facing Democrat Lisa Romanov in the November general election.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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