Grateful Dead lawyer Harold 'Hal' Kant, 77, dies

Saturday, October 25, 2008 | 9:40 p.m. CDT; updated 9:54 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 25, 2008

Harold "Hal" Kant, the Grateful Dead's longtime principal lawyer and corporate general counsel who spent more than three decades helping protect the legendary rock band's lucrative musical legacy, died. He was 77.