Like everyone at Nevada’s premiere brothel, the Moonlite BunnyRanch, I was shocked by the news of Dennis Hof’s sudden death on October 16, 2018, just two days after he celebrated his 72nd birthday. Incredibly, exactly three weeks later America’s Pimp Master General won a highly coveted seat to represent the 36th district in the Nevada State Assembly—posthumously. Trouncing his Democratic opponent Lesia Romanov in a slam dunk victory, Hof became the first dead man to win an election in the Silver State’s history.
Hof scores again! I thought. Dead or alive, that’s what Dennis Hof was all about—scoring again. As sole owner of seven legal cathouses in Nevada, Hof’s sex life was so prolific that he ran out of belts to carve notches on. Now a bona fide member in the 2K club—that rarified group of stud muffins who’ve had sex with over 2,000 women—Hof stands fully erect alongside the all-time greats: Hugh Hefner, Wilt Chamberlain, Warren Beatty and Ron “The Hedgehog” Jeremy.
It was Jeremy who grew concerned about his longtime buddy when Hof, usually an early riser, failed to answer late morning calls. He discovered Hof’s body, lying stiff and unresponsive, in his private suite at the Love Ranch.
Ironically it was the same suite where former NBA player Lamar Odom almost fatally OD’d in 2015, during a $75,000 sex-fest weekend, mixing cocaine, “herbal Viagra” and nonstop hookers. No drugs were found with Hof, leading investigators to rule out foul play, though there was plenty evidence of foreplay. Hof had happily retired to his suite that night with flavor of the month bunny Dasha Dare, who returned to the bar after their two-hour sex romp, the Bunny Master’s last hurrah.
“He died happy,” said Ron Jeremy at Hof’s memorial, held at Casino Fandango in Carson City, Nevada. More than 500 mourners attended the raucous, expletive-filled tribute, including bunny babes past and present, along with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss and L.A. Lakers co-owner Johnny Buss. Comic Relief USA founder Bob Zmuda, a longtime patron at the ranch, summed it up fittingly: “Dennis died living the dream.” The tribute was appropriately themed “Rest in Love.”
HOOKERS WHO LOVE WHAT THEY DO
I first met Dennis in 1998, when I was writing a story for Chic magazine on hookers who love what they do. With no sources to flesh out the piece, I called telephone sex therapist Dr. Susan Block, whom I’d profiled in another Chic piece, “Reach Out and Suck Someone.” Thankfully she gave me Dennis Hof’s name and number as the ideal go-to guy for my story. When I called him at his headquarters at the Moonlite BunnyRanch outside Carson City, Nevada, he gladly put me on the phone with seven working girls: Spice, Jeannine, Jewel, Ecstasy, Alex, Mardi and a sweet Georgia peach named Cheryl.