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Huge ‘love ranch’ brothel where former pimp died sold for more than £1 million

A former brothel filled with naked statues, swimming pools and lewd signs has sold for a whopping £1.2 million, after its owner notorious pimp Dennis Hof died.

Hof, who died in 2018 aged 72, was known for his mega brothel business, owning seven of Las Vegas's biggest bordellos.

But it was the huge site known as the Love Ranch, where he was found dead following his birthday party.

He was found unresponsive by porn actor Ron Jeremy, who said: “'I'm looking at this guy that's been my friend for 25 years on the bed — you know, stiff; you know cold, eyes at half mast. I was like what the heck?”

It was later reported that the man had had a heart attack due to “atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease” – he was thought to have been spending the night with one of his staff prostitutes.

And now the ranch has sold, for around £100,000 over the asking price.

Surrounded by 75 acres of land, more than 14 cash offers were made for the site, with the winning bidder choosing to remain anonymous.

It was sold by real estate agent Bob Fredlund, who speculated in local media about its future purpose.

He said: “I heard hemp farm. I heard spas. I heard recovery centres. I heard RV parks and all those kind of things, but I could not tell you what these people intend to do.”

The ranch has an eye-watering 15 large master suites a huge 2,5000 square foot-sized bar as well as two kitchens, two outside mobile homes, an advertising truck and a limousine.

The plot also comes with plans for multiple new homes, a backhoe and a mini excavator.

Its new owner also gets to have the pleasure of owning the massive wooden cut out of a prostitute which stands outside the property, as well as several stone figures of naked people adorning pathways leading to the place.

There is also a fully stocked gym, small swimming pool and huge garage complete with several spare beds and the aforementioned black stretch limo.

Before it closed, it was thought to have 18 employees, which comprised 11 prostitutes and seven other staff members.

The mogul began building his empire in 1992 with the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and owned seven legal brothels in the state of Nevada.

Hof became a household name in 2002 when HBO began airing the documentary series Cathouse, which was filmed at his brothels.

He also released a book in 2015, The Art of the Pimp – and was known as the "the Trump from Pahrump".

Despite being dead, Hof strangely won the 2018 Nevada 36th State Assembly district election – held a month after he died.

The Republican amassed 17,179 votes – nearly double that of Democrat Lesia Romanov.

Due to Nevada law, the seat was immediately declared vacant and the election was re-run.

The site is also the same place where giant athlete Lamar Odom was found unconscious before being rushed to hospital.

He claimed to not have done any drugs, but suffered 12 strokes and six heart attacks before being transferred to another hospital in Los Angeles.

He later blamed Hof, and accused him of “trying to kill me” – a claim which was never substantiated.

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