Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGB's, died yesterday due to complications with lung cancer. He was 75. As many know his famous (infamous) venue helped to launch the careers of bands like The Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, and the Talking Heads. After the closing of the venue in October '06 Kristal had planned on moving the club to Los Vegas (by move the club I mean the stage, bars, urinals, etc.). No word on the continuation of the CBGB as a clothing franchise or venue.