UPDATE (10/31/18):  A second memorial service for Dennis in Pahrump has been scheduled.  It will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Pahrump Nugget.

This service will be open to the public and the media.

UPDATE (10/29/18):  Because seating at Dennis’ “Celebration of Life” service in Carson City is open to the public but limited, folks wishing to attend need to RSVP through Eventbrite.  There will be some “standing room only” availability on the day of the service on a first-come basis for those who do not pre-register.

To reserve a seat in advance online, click here

UPDATE (10/25/18):  Yes, Dennis’ memorial service will be open to the public.  However, seating will be very limited.  So this will be a ticketed event.

Check back here regularly for information on obtaining a ticket as soon as the online reservation system is in place.

UPDATE (10/24/18) : Here is information on the scheduled memorial service for Mr. Hof in Carson City…


The following statement was released today on the passing of Dennis Hof…

“It is with great sadness and tremendous shock to announce that Dennis Hof, 72, passed away sometime this morning in his sleep at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada.  He was discovered by longtime friend Ron Jeremy – who went to his room to wake him for a scheduled lunch at the Pahrump Senior Center – around 11:00 a.m.  No cause of death has been determined.  The Clark County coroner will conduct an autopsy.”

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Statements on Dennis’ passing…

“He said it was the best night of his whole life.” – Longtime friend and film star Ron Jeremy speaking of Dennis’ birthday party/campaign rally in Pahrump the night before he passed away

“Dennis was the quintessential Nevadan – independent with a strong sense of liberty.  He was a genuinely kind man who saw it as his duty to make sure that everyone around him was always taken care of, and that they had a hell of a time.  To the extent anyone believes in the afterlife, I can assure you that the other side just got a hell of a lot more fun.” – Hof attorney Marc Randazza

“He MC’ed the (campaign rally/birthday party) event last night for 3 hours. He had the crowd in stitches, regaling us all with stories from his work and campaign. He liked people and that crowd loved him back. Amazing to watch.  He was full of life and energy last night and it is a very difficult to realize we lost him.” – Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform

“Dennis never wanted anything from the government other than to be left alone.  He was a strong leader for the taxpayer movement and would have shaken up Carson City and moved Nevada back to its Reagan/ Laxalt roots.  He was a personal friend.  I liked him.  He was full of the world’s wisdom and kindness.  I miss him already.” – Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform

“Nobody gave him a prayer of winning the Republican primary.  But he did.  I just think it’s a shame that what a lot of us were all looking forward to we won’t get to see.  He was going to be the Uber and AirBNB of politics. He was going to totally disrupt politics in Nevada.” – Chuck Muth, campaign manager

Media Reports



  1. Steve Connolly October 16, 2018 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    A great charming guy who will be missed by all who knew him……

  2. Faye E Burdzinski October 16, 2018 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    The community has lost a great and generous man.

  3. Lacey love October 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    I first contacted dennis hoff thru facebook for a career he responded right back with all the info got me right to work ,he truly cared for his girls and literally saved alot of our lives from becoming hell bent ,a lover of all women ,I was in a desperate state and dennis helped us girls find our way

  4. [email protected] October 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Dennis was a wonderful boss to me. He kept me around for about 20 years even when the economy took a turn, and for that I was always grateful. I was always amazed at his patience. When I did things wrong, he would always take his time, methodically explaining how to do each thing correctly, even when I sprayed his favorite portrait with champagne. I’m glad he got to enjoy his last days on Earth with the wonderful party that he had, and with family and friends. You will always be in my heart.

  5. Patrick Turner October 17, 2018 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    The GOP just next 2 my wife’s doctor’s office and one day I went in and that’s where I’m at mr. Hoffs son and talked to be campaign manager before I continue you have to understand I’m a long life Democrat !!! When our conversation was over and it had to be (because my wife was done with the doctors and was yelling at me to let’s go)I was going to vote for Mr Hof I was convinced of what he believed in and what he stood for !!!!
    I’m very sorry for the family’s loss and for the GOP loss I KNOW HE WOULD HAVE WON REMEMBER THIS IS COMING FROM A DEMOCRAT¡!!!!

  6. mark watters October 17, 2018 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Dennis , Was a great man !!!

    Mark Watters

  7. Annette Fuentes October 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Nevada just lost a true champion for the people!!! We were blessed to have him as our champion for our cause and as a true friend. We loved him and will miss him very much 💔

  8. Kari & Geoff Rhodes October 18, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Dennis has been a great friend for over 20 years! We will miss him dearly. He was generous, true, smart, kind, driven and an all around earth angel. Our hearts go out to Suzette and Christopher, his real family. We feel blessed to have known him, and are here for the “family” for anything they may need. The world has lost a true hero! Our hearts are broken. With much respect, Geoff and Kari Rhodes

  9. Ammie Nelson October 19, 2018 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Dennis was a friend to all who knew him. He was generous to charity and to the Republican Party. He made prostitution respectable and loved liberty.
    He won the Republican Primary because of his beliefs and honesty. He was a mover and shaker to the political world. There aren’t enough words to explain how honored I am to have known the man and to have witnessed the love he showered to everyone near him.
    Rest in peace my dear friend.
    I went to your last birthday bash after you passed over and quietly wished you all the joys heaven will bring you.

  10. Stephen Aubin October 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I’m Shocked and Saddened that Mr Hof has passed away. I had met him at the Bunnyranch just this past Sept and he signed a copy of his autobiography for me and talked a bit. He was very kind and gracious.Nevada has almost a true Champion.

  11. Air Force Amy October 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I’ve worked with Dennis Hof for almost 20 years. What he helped me do with my life and the goals we had for me are nothing short of miracles. He never lost faith in me. All he ever wanted for us is to walk his walk; never in such epic proportions as his, but in each of our own individual ways. Be The best we could be, achieve our dreams, be nice & help others & just be happy & have fun. He left a void no other man can fill. I truly believe that. I will miss him. We will all miss him & honor his legacy til the day we see him again on the other side. Dennis never lived for himself. He could of easily lived on an exotic island somewhere, but he did not. He lived meagerly and on property, close to us, where he could be, in most cases, the only man we could rely on to help us, congratulate us, encourage us, fight for us & console us. He got into politics to help even more people. God bless you Dennis Hof. God bless all the lives he touched and all those he intended to help too.

  12. Sandra Cordova October 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I am saddened by the death of Dennis Hof I was his assistance in San Diego in the 90’s. I never met anybody that could fill his shoes he was kind hearted. Anybody that knew Dennis and was in his circled were always well taken care of, He loved the finer things in life, He was a true Boss Man, The one advice he told he told one time The best revenge to your enemy is Success! He taught me alot great values of life and business he will most definitely be missed never forgotten RIP Dennis.

  13. Kathy mcintosh October 20, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Dennis was a wonderful man and did so much for this County, he will be greatly missed

  14. Shannon McDowell October 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Rest In Love..
    Thank you for the memories and smiles for miles..
    Thank you for making such an impact in literally thousands of people’s life.
    We truly lost a huge piece of Nevafae soul and a huge part of CARDON CITYS HEART!!!!

  15. Ammie Nelson October 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Dennis Hoff was blessed in life because he was so generous to others in need.
    He was a generous supporter of the animal shelter in pahrump, and to the wild horses he took care of on his property. He was loved by everyone he met and deserved their respect as a serious politician. He ran for Assembly District 36 in Nevada because believed in the Republican Values of the rural lifestyle.
    God Rest your soul. You are missed.

  16. Susie October 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    What a tragic loss of such a kind, smart, savy business man. I am so disappointed; not being able to see what he could of done for our wild west state. He was a “real person” and is sadly missed.I only pray someone half as good will be chosen to hold his seat. Someone he would hand pick; not a phony rhino.

  17. John C Archambeau October 25, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I regret not meeting you while you were still with us. I wanted to have a drink with you and one of your working ladies at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch that I follow on Twitter. I would have voted for you if I was a resident of the district you were running in. RIP to a true Nevadan from another true Nevadan who loves the Silver State just as much as you do. Save a bar seat for me in the afterlife.

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