Dennis Hof, Owner of Nevada Brothel Where Lamar Odom Had a Near-Fatal Overdose, Dies at 72

People – by Christina Dugan

Dennis Hof, the owner of the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom was found unconscious from a drug overdose three years ago, has died. He was 72.

According to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, Hof was found dead at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada. Detectives and Deputies are currently on the scene conducting an investigation.  

A Love Ranch employee found Hof unresponsive and not breathing at about 11 a.m. PT, according to NBC News.

Hof owned several legal brothels Nevada, including the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, which served as the prime location for the HBO reality show Cathouse: The Series. He was also running for a seat in the Nevada State Assembly.

According to USA Today, Hof “went to sleep last night and didn’t wake up.”

“I’m on my way up there now to find out exactly what the hell happened,” Chuck Muth (Hof’s campaign manager) told the Reno Gazette-Journal on Tuesday. “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.”

“We had a wonderful event last night,” he said. “He was having the time of his life last night. Grover Norquist was there,” Muth said. “Ron Jeremy was there. He was given a rescue dog as a birthday present. He was having the time of his life.”

Hof made headlines in October 2015, when Khloé Kardashian‘s ex-husband Odom was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious in his Nevada brothel. He had cocaine and opiates in his system when he was admitted for emergency treatment.

“All my doctors that see me say I’m a walking miracle. I had 12 strokes and six heart attacks when I was in a coma,” the former Los Angeles Lakers player said later. “Every day, I’m alive. It’s much better than the alternative.”

Odom, who has been open about his struggle with addiction, decided to enter rehab in December 2015 with the support from his daughter, Destiny, and son, Lamar Jr.

“I basically gave him the ultimatum that it was rehab or me not speaking to him anymore,” Destiny previously said in a PeopleTV feature, Surviving A Father’s Addiction: Lamar Odom’s Family Speaks Out in 2017.

“I think that hit him really hard.”

24 thoughts on “Dennis Hof, Owner of Nevada Brothel Where Lamar Odom Had a Near-Fatal Overdose, Dies at 72

    1. Since he can’t run for office anymore, I wonder who’ll they’ll put in his place, Hmmm…

      Kanye West?

      Alyssa Milano?

      James Woods?

      Jamie Lee Curtis?



      1. “Under state law, Hof will remain on the ballot. If he were to win, the county commissions for the three counties in Assembly District 36 — Nye, Lincoln and Clark — would meet to appoint another Republican to the seat.
        ‘If the deceased candidate receives the majority of votes for that office, then the deceased candidate is deemed elected to the office,’ said Wayne Thorley, who oversees elections at the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office. ‘Then there is a vacancy created at the beginning of the term for office.’
        There also will be notices at every polling location where Hof might appear on a ballot. Ballots already have been printed for the Nov. 6 election.”

        1. Geez, talk about covering your bases. God forbid anything organic happens from the people. Could cause an earthquake.

          Thanks, Angel.


  1. Off topic, but can others access youtube? I can’t, so trying to figure out if it’s my computer or youtube. Thanks.

    1. Now that you mention it, I cant either, I’ve been watching it for months now, it must have just gone down.

      1. Mark, this just happened within the last 15 min.. Look at the post you sent in about 3 Day Camp in the Woods.”

  2. This is from “3 Day Camp in the Woods” posted by M. Schumacher.

    500 Internal Server Error

    Sorry, something went wrong.

    A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.
    If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them):

      1. Yeah, but I cant access you tube from my phone, their main web site I mean. Ill try my iPad now.

      2. Angel, it is even happening on youtube. I can get there, type something in, vids. come up, then error occurred shows up.
        What do you think about the message that comes up on 3 day camp in the woods?

        Weird about the monkeys!

  3. Did he die with a smile?
    Google Co – founder Sergey Brin
    his wife Ann runs 23& Me
    while her sister Susan is the CEO of YouTube.
    I hope I have that right. A swamp aye?

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