"Famed Nevada brothel owner, Dennis Hof, has died. His body was found at one of his brothels in Crystal, the Nye County Sheriff says. He reportedly went to bed Monday night after celebrating his birthday and never woke up. His body was discovered by former porn star and friend Ron Jeremy. At the time of his death, Hof was running for a Nevada State Assembly seat. He was most famous for being a champion of legal prostitution and owning a number of brothels throughout Nevada. Hof was 72."