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Nevada Brothel Owner, GOP Political Candidate Dennis Hof Dies at 72

Earlier this year Hof been under investigation for sexual assault following claims from three former prostitutes

Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who gained popularity for an HBO series about his business and a Republican candidate for the state Legislature has died.

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.

Boruchowitz says there is no sign of foul play.

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Hof was the Republican nominee this year for a heavily GOP legislative district. Ballots have already been printed in the race and it wasn't immediately clear how elections officials would handle Hof's death.

Hof owned a handful of brothels in Nevada, the only state that allows them to legally operate.

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