Dennis Hof, Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 36, is photographed at the Las Vegas Review-Journal offices on Monday, August 20, 2018. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal )Dennis Hof (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Brothel owner Dennis Hof, who won a Nevada Assembly seat after his October death, died of a heart attack, according to his autopsy.

Hof, 72, died a natural death after suffering a heart attack due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, the Clark County coroner’s office report said. Other significant conditions in his death included diabetes and obesity.

Hof also had marijuana chemical compound THC and sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, in his system, the report said.

The autopsy was released by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16 at the Love Ranch in Crystal, just north of Pahrump. Toxicology results were received last week, and the autopsy report was sent to the sheriff’s office Thursday, Sgt. Adam Tippetts said in a Facebook video release.

In November, The self-proclaimed “Trump of Pahrump,” who owned several brothels in the state, won the Republican primary in an upset and later defeated living Democrat Lesia Romanov in the general election.

The Nye County Commission in December to replace Hof in the Legislature.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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