Posted by , Nov 11, 2014 at 11:38am
The Sugarhill Gang's Big Bank Hank has died at the age of 57.

We are sad to report that Big Bank Hank (born Henry Jackson), founding member of seminal hip hop group The Sugar Hill Gang has died. Reports indicate that Hank lost his battle with cancer around 2AM this morning in the greater NYC area. He was 57.

The Sugarhill Gang are widely credited as being the first act to popularize hip hop with their immortal 1979 single "Rapper's Delight".

Fellow Sugarhill members Wonder Mike and Master Gee released a statement to TMZ, which reads So sad to hear of our brother's passing. Rest in peace Big Bank." 

HNHH sends its condolences to the friends and family of Big Bank Hank. You can listen to "Rapper's Delight" below.

Big Bank Hank Of The Sugarhill Gang Passes Away At 57

The Sugarhill Gang's Big Bank Hank has died at the age of 57.


We are sad to report that Big Bank Hank (born Henry Jackson), founding member of seminal hip hop group The Sugar Hill Gang has died. Reports indicate that Hank lost his battle with cancer around 2AM this morning in the greater NYC area. He was 57.

The Sugarhill Gang are widely credited as being the first act to popularize hip hop with their immortal 1979 single "Rapper's Delight".

Fellow Sugarhill members Wonder Mike and Master Gee released a statement to TMZ, which reads So sad to hear of our brother's passing. Rest in peace Big Bank." 

HNHH sends its condolences to the friends and family of Big Bank Hank. You can listen to "Rapper's Delight" below.

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