The world-renowned Bunny Ranch brothel owner, Dennis Hof, suddenly died on Tuesday from what is suspected to be a cardiac arrest, after going off to have sex with one of his prostitutes named Dasha. This news comes only ten days after it was reported that Mr. Hof was being investigated for immigration violations and potential human trafficking at his establishments, the latter cannot be confirmed to be true, as the Bunny Ranch in Nevada, was the most famous of its kind, with a reputation of excellence.
Interestingly enough, Dennis Hof was also running for the Nevada state assembly on the Republican ticket for the November midterm elections.
But, for the past four months, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had been investigating the Bunny Ranch, Kit Kat Ranch and Love Ranch, all of which were owned by Hof, for immigration violations and possible human trafficking, as stated by Sheriff Al McNeil.
Dennis Hof denied all of the allegations and said that the sheriff’s department was only responsible for screening potential employees. Hof told Reuters, “It’s on the county, not us.”
Sheriff Al McNeil said, “The discovery of U.S. immigration law violations in our legal brothel system is extremely alarming.”
“The ability to coerce, exploit and traffic non-US citizens into Lyon County by foreign criminal enterprises is going to be difficult to detect and deter by our limited capabilities and resources of foreign-born applicants, which has caused us to develop better working partnerships with federal agencies to combat human trafficking efforts.”
In Nevada, where prostitution is legal, Hof was a legendary business owner, with his brothels that catered to people from all walks of life, from celebrities to your average man. Now that he died suddenly after being up for Republican nomination, as well as being investigated for human trafficking, it does certainly arise suspicion about his sudden death.
However, legendary porn star Ron Jeremy was present at the Bunny Ranch on Tuesday, and he said, “I saw Dennis Hof go off for sex with his prostitute Dasha – hours later I found him dead.”
Ron Jeremy reportedly tried to revive his best friend after discovering him unconscious, after celebrating his birthday the night before.
Ron Jeremy was partying the night away with former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in tow, when later he stopped by to crash at Love Ranch South, but then he discovered Hof’s lifeless body the next morning. Strangely, the night before, Jeremy said that Hof was in great spirits and also seemed in very good health.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating his death, but what’s curious is that he passed away just weeks before being due to compete in the general election for a seat in the House of Representatives.
Nevada’s Deputy Secretary of State for Elections, Wayne Thorley, said that the ballots with Hof’s name had already been printed, so he will remain in the race on election day.
The 72 year old’s body was discovered at the Love Ranch South in Crystal, Nevada, but only hours earlier, he was at a campaign event at the Nugget Hotel in Parhump, along with Ron Jeremy, Heidi Fleiss, and former Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio.
Ron Jeremy told the Daily Mail, “Dennis was in great spirits and told me it was the best night of his life.”
“We headed back to the Love Ranch South and got there about 11pm. At about midnight, Dennis went back to his private suite with Dasha Dare, she is a relatively new girl to the ranch. It’s the same suite that Lamar Odom overdosed in.”
“Dasha spent two hours with Dennis before leaving him and joining me at the bar with a few other women. Dasha said they had sex and nothing had been wrong with Dennis.”
“I left the girls and went to bed at around 2:30am. I got up around 10:30am and I was expecting to see Dennis. He is an early riser and we had an event to go to on the campaign that morning.”
“I figured he’d overslept because of the birthday party. I went into his room and he was lying in his bed. I shook him by the shoulders, but there was no movement and I thought he was in a deep sleep.”
“I’ve played a joke on him in the past where I throw off his sheets to wake him up. He was naked and still wasn’t moving. I then went back to the bar and asked the girls for help to wake him up.”
“I realized something was seriously wrong when we returned. His skin was cold and rigamortis had already begun in his arm.”
“Some of the girls there had CPR training. They called 911 and the operator was telling them to resuscitate him. Dasha was freaking out and praying. One of the house moms had to remove her from the area.”
Hof’s long time domestic partner, Heidi Fleiss, told the Daily Mail that she was with Hof and Jeremy when they “drove from Reno to Pahrump on Monday”, stating that they had a “good time.”
“On the way down on the drive on the 8-hour drive, Dennis was joking about Ron’s health and how he needed to take better care of himself. We were all making fun of Ron and just generally life.”
“His diet was so unhealthy, I told him months ago to start eating healthy. Dennis was really excited about the future. I’m devastated about his death, I’m still in shock over it.”
Hof’s campaign manager, Chuck Muth, rushed to the Love Ranch after hearing the news, and later tweeted, ”No cause of death has been determined, but no foul play is suspected. I’m told the Clark County coroner will conduct an autopsy.’
Dennis Hof began building his brothel empire in 1992, and got a huge boost in 2002 when HBO aired ‘Cathouse’ which filmed at his brothels and ran on TV for twelve years. Then in 2005 and 2007, there were another two extended specials produced. In 2015, Hof published a book called ‘The Art of the Pimp’, a play on title of Donald Trump’s book ‘The Art of the Deal’.
As for his political motivations, Dennis Hof was a self-professed Libertarian who chose to register as a Republican. He stated after wining in the June primary, “It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me. He found the way and I jumped on it.”
Dennis Hof had even sold numerous properties to raise funds in order to focus more on politics. Quite clearly, Donald Trump was an inspiration for him, and now Hof will even remain in the midterm race despite his passing.
Dennis Hof had two birthday celebrations to celebrate turning 72 years old, and it is believed that he may have simply died of natural causes. That said, the autopsy report will likely determine this to be either true or false.
At the very least Dennis Hof lived an extraordinary and remarkable life, plus he died doing what he loved, and he’s still in the running for the upcoming midterm elections. Still, this is a sad turn of events and we hope that he will rest in peace.
Story by The Narrator
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