FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nev., is pictured during an interview during a break in the trial of Denny Edward Phillips and Russell Lee Hogshooter in Oklahoma City. Nevada authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, that Hof, a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

America's Most Famous Pimp, Poised for Elected Office, Dies

Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels.

October 17, 2018 - 12:27 am

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels.

Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature this year, spent his last nights at celebrations that drew notables from politics and the sex industry — two worlds he managed to bridge.

His body was found Tuesday morning.

State elections officials say Hof's name will remain on the November ballot, but signs will be posted at polling places notifying voters of his death.

If Hof wins, Republican officials will nominate another to fill the vacancy.

A Nevada sheriff says there's no sign of foul play.