The Nevada-based mogul owned seven legal brothels in the state of Nevada, but the tycoon was most famously known for owning the Love Ranch brothel, where the NBA star nearly died in 2015.
Nye County Sheriff's PIO Arnold Knightly confirmed the news of Hof's tragic passing to RadarOnline.com: "Our commission chairman said that he went to sleep last night and did not wake up this morning. We are not ruling anything out."
A Clark Coroner's office spokesperson told RadarOnline.com, "his death is currently under investigation."
Hof was celebrating his 72nd birthday last night in star-studded bash, his campaign manager Chuck Muth said.
“We had a wonderful event last night. He was having the time of his life last night. Grover Norquist was there," Muth added. "Ron Jeremy was there. He was given a rescue dog as a birthday present. He was having the time of his life.”
"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.”
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Hof won the Republican nomination for a Nevada state assembly seat in June 2018. RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively to Hof at the time, where he candidly revealed: “I’m going from prostitution to politics, where the real whores are!”
He died just weeks before the election.
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