Brothel owner and GOP candidate Dennis Hof died of heart attack

Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner who was posthumously elected in a state Assembly seat race, died of a heart attack, an autopsy released Thursday revealed.

Hof, who called himself the “Trump from Pahrump,” was found dead at his Bunny Ranch by porn star Ron Jeremy on Oct. 16, 2018. The two had celebrated Hof’s 72nd birthday just a day before with friends, including Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office listed the cause of death as “acute myocardial infarction,” a heart attack, caused by atheroscleortic and hypternsive cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes and obesity were listed as “other significant conditions.” His death was ruled as natural.

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EDISON, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Dennis Hof owner of the 'Moonlite Bunny Ranch' attends Exxotica Day 1 at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on November 13, 2015 in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV Personality and owner of Moonlite BunnyRanch, Dennis Hof visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Adult film star Ron Jeremy and owner of Moonlite BunnyRanch, Dennis Hof visit the SiriusXM Studios on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Owner of Moonlite BunnyRanch, Dennis Hof and tv personality Perez Hilton visit the SiriusXM Studios on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) TV Personality Krissy Summers and owner of Moonlite BunnyRanch, Dennis Hof visit the SiriusXM Studios on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Lawanna, shift manager stands in a bredroom at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. NBA star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the brothel. Richard Hunter, media assistant to Dennis Hof's Love Ranch, tended to Odom and called 911.(Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Lawanna, shift manager stands inside a room at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. NBA star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the brothel. Richard Hunter, media assistant to Dennis Hof's Love Ranch, tended to Odom and called 911.(Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Signs for Dennis Hof's Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel are shown on October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. Former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious during a visit at the brothel and has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Dennis Hof arrives at The 7th Annual TOSCARS Awards Show at the Egyptian Theatre on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Ron Jeremy (L), Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof (C) and Joey Buttafuoco (R) attend the 7th Annual Toscars Awards Show at the Egyptian Theatre on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, speaks during an interview inside the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Mound House, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Growing use of the Internet to arrange liaisons with prostitutes and decreased patronage by truckers squeezed by rising fuel costs are also hurting houses of prostitution that took root during Nevada's mid-1800s silver-mining boom, George Flint, lobbyist for the Nevada Brothel Owners Association and brothel managers say. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, center, stands for a photograph inside the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Growing use of the Internet to arrange liaisons with prostitutes and decreased patronage by truckers squeezed by rising fuel costs are also hurting houses of prostitution that took root during Nevada's mid-1800s silver-mining boom, George Flint, lobbyist for the Nevada Brothel Owners Association and brothel managers say. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, stands for a photograph inside the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Growing use of the Internet to arrange liaisons with prostitutes and decreased patronage by truckers squeezed by rising fuel costs are also hurting houses of prostitution that took root during Nevada's mid-1800s silver-mining boom, George Flint, lobbyist for the Nevada Brothel Owners Association and brothel managers say. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
MALIBU, CA - MAY 05: Dennis Hof attends Adam Carolla's Cinco De Mangria party benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles on May 5, 2013 in Malibu, California. (Photo by James Lemke Jr/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Bunny Ranch founder Dennis Hof visits SiriusXM Studio on November 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - MAY 05: Ron Jeremy, Krissy Summer and Dennis Hof attend Adam Carolla's Cinco De Mangria party benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles on May 5, 2013 in Malibu, California. (Photo by James Lemke Jr/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 17: The Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof and Heidi Fleiss appear at the Ritz-Carlton hotel where Fleiss was scheduled to speak on behalf of PETA at PetSmart's annual meeting June 17, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 19: (L-R) Jazzy Jones,Dennis Hof and Cami Parker attend New York's Funniest Reporter Show at Gotham Comedy Club on August 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: The Bunny Ranch's Dennis Hof attend the book launch party for 'The Gods of Greenwich' at Kiss & Fly on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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THC, the chemical in marijuana; sildenafil, which is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction and high blood pressure; and caffeine were found in his system, according to the report.

Hof’s political career took off last year after he defeated three-term Republican lawmaker James Oscarson in the primary of the Pahrump-area state Assembly race.

Even in his death, Hof kept the wins coming. He earned 70% of the vote to beat Democrat opponent Lesia Romanov in the race, three weeks after he died.

Gregory Hafen II, the general manager of a local utility company, was then appointed to fill the seat, according to the Associated Press.

In addition to his run for office, Hof appeared on the HBO reality show “Cathouse.”

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