Nevada’s most famous pimp who once tried to introduce state’s legitimate brothel industry into the mainstream by performing odd publicity stunts, mingling with celebrities, and showcasing his business on HBO, passed away on Tuesday.
Hof also made his public appearance in the HBO reality series “Cathouse,” branded himself as a Donald Trump styled Republican in his race for a GOP Assembly district including vast extends of the desert which was once a ground for nuclear bomb testing.
Dennis’ body was discovered at his Love Ranch brothel located an hour outside Las Vegas following a weekend of parties to celebrate his 72nd birthday. The guest list included a mix of local politicians and friends, former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss, and porn actor Ron Jeremy.
However, no foul play was supposed. Authorities said that a time-span of six weeks will be needed to determine the cause of death.
Meanwhile, the ballots have already been printed and apparently, it’s too late now to change the ballots. The voting will begin on Saturday. Even if officials post notice announcing Hof’s demise, chances are high that he will get elected.
Occurring about 20 licensed brothels located in mostly rural areas, Nevada is the only state that allows licit prostitution.
Majority of the brothel owners prefer keeping it low profile by buying subtle advertisement and offering a few interviews. But Hof had a fondness for flashy billboards and feats that included helping numerous women “auction” their virginity.
He made a vain attempt for the Statehouse run as a Libertarian in 2016.
After Hof won, Republicans denied supporting him, inclusive of Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who is in a close battle for the governor’s mansion, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, who is in a tight re-election race.
Hof then decided to put up a billboard declaring “Laxalt-Hof-Heller” as “the winning team” and put up the offer that if is elected he will set up a luxury motor coach in front of the Carson City Capitol building that will provide liquor and “free shoulder massages.”
Heidi Fleiss stated on Tuesday, “It’s too bad that he didn’t get to see this through. He saw it as going all the way to governor one day.”
The Assembly District that Hof was running for has been long held by Republicans. His Democratic opponent, Lesia Romanov, a Las Vegas educator, has a trifling presence in Nye County, where the majority of the district exists.
Billing himself claimed as being “the Trump of Pahrump,” Hof put in writing in his 2015 memoir titled “The Art of the Pimp,” like Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal.” After his triumphant victory of the primary, he owed his victory to the president for paving the way by demonstrating that a candidate could topple political establishment and win.
Hof told The Associated Press, “Trump “was the Christopher Columbus for me. He found the way and I jumped on it.”