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Dead Nevada brothel owner wins election

AFP  |  Washington 

A colourful brothel owner and former reality TV star who died last month nonetheless posthumously won a seat in the state legislature.

He may be dead, but scored 69.02 per cent in Tuesday's vote against Lesia Romanov, at 30.98 per cent, to win the assembly seat representing rural southern Nye County, official records showed.

A Republican will be tapped to serve in his place.

Hof, 72, was found dead at the Love Ranch, one of his legal brothels in Crystal, Nevada, on October 16 after celebrating his birthday with a party attended by porn star and other guests.

He was believed to have died in his sleep.

Hof, who starred in the reality television show "Cathouse" about the prostitutes working at one of his establishments, was running as a Donald Trump-style Republican.

The author of "The Art of the Pimp," his autobiography, Hof called himself the "Trump of Pahrump" after the city where he owned two other brothels.

Brothels operate legally in seven rural counties.

Former star was once famously found unconscious at the Love Ranch after a four-day stay.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 21:45 IST
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