Dennis Hof, the bombastic Nevada pimp whose brothel, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, was featured on HBO’s late-night reality show “Cathouse,” has died at 72.

His death comes weeks before Election Day, when the Republican nominee was expected to be a favorite for a state assembly seat.

Nye County Commissioner John Koenig confirmed the news Tuesday at a meeting, according to Nye County spokesman Arnold Knightly.

Hof “went to sleep last night and didn’t wake up,” Koenig said, according to Knightly.

The Nye County Sheriff is investigating, Knightly said.

Source: Dennis Hof, brothel owner featured in HBO’s ‘Cathouse,’ dies at 72