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Phoenix native Dennis Hof died of heart attack, autopsy finds

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PHOENIX — Dennis Hof, a well-known brothel owner who grew up in Phoenix, suffered a heart attack when he died last October at the age of 72, an autopsy found.

The autopsy showed Hof died of natural causes, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

The autopsy by the Clark County coroner in Las Vegas traced Hof’s heart attack to cardiovascular disease, hardened arteries and high blood pressure.

The report said he was overweight and diabetic, and blood tests found marijuana residue and an erectile dysfunction drug in his system.

Hof was found dead Oct. 16 at his Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside of Las Vegas.

In November, he won a legislative seat in a heavily Republican district in Nevada. The seat was filled by an appointee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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