Dennis Hof, the owner of the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom was found unconscious from a drug overdose three years ago, died. He was 72 years old.
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 that Hof does not respond and does not breathe at 11 a.m. PT, according to NBC News.
Hof owned several Nevada legal brothels, including the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, which was the main location for the HBO reality show Cathouse: The Series. I was also running for a seat in the Nevada State Assembly.
According to USA Nowadays, Hof "went to sleep last night and did not wake up".
"I'm on my way now to find out exactly what the hell happened," said Chuck Muth (Hof's campaign manager) to the Reno Gazette-Journal on Tuesday. "I received a call from his assistant, crying that Dennis died and I need you to come here immediately, I can not deal with this on my own."
"We had a wonderful event last night," he said. "I was having the best time of his life last night, Grover Norquist was there," said Muth. "Ron Jeremy was there, they gave him a rescue dog as a birthday present, he was having the best 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 who 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 her fight against addiction, decided to enter rehabilitation in December 2015 with the support of her daughter Destiny and her son, Lamar Jr.
"Basically, I gave him the ultimatum that it was rehabilitation or he did not talk to him anymore," Destiny said earlier at a PeopleTV show. Surviving a father's addiction: The family of Lamar Odom speaks Out in 2017.
"I think that hit him really hard."