Sugarhill Gang Big Bank Hank DEAD At 57

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Rapper, Big Bank Hank, from the Sugarhill Gang who performed on hit song, Rapper’s Delight, died early Tuesday morning from cancer.

He was 57.

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Hank — born Henry Jackson — had been suffering from cancer. We’re told he passed away in the greater NYC area around 2 AM. Hank was one third of the famous Sugarhill Gang … which had the first mainstream rap hit “Rappers Delight” in 1979. h/t tmz

His group mates Wonder Mike and Master Gee told TMZ … “So sad to hear of our brother’s passing. Rest in peace Big Bank.”

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