Thursday, October 18, 2018
Grand Ol' Party Nevada legislature hopeful Dennis Hof, 72, died at his own brothel Tuesday after a campaign rally the evening before. There has not been any inclination of foul play, simply that he “went to sleep last night and didn’t wake up,” Nye County spokesman Arnold Knightly told the Reno Gazette Journal. His campaign manager, Chuck Muth, confirmed Hof's death on Twitter. “Ron Jeremy found him this morning when he went to wake him to go to a meeting.”
Hof had been running for Nevada Assembly and over the summer bested a Republican incumbent in a state primary for the southern Nevada district. Interestingly, due to Nevada election law, he will still be listed on the ballot in November, but signs will be posted at polling places in the district alerting voters that he has died.
If he manages to win from beyond the grave, the seat would be considered vacant, Nevada deputy secretary of state for elections Wayne Thorley told the Gazette Journal.
See Max Jaeger, Brothel Owner-Turned-Politician Dennis Hof Found Dead at Love Ranch, New York Post, October 16, 2018.