(Gossip-Grind News) Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank Dead At 57:
Prayers and condolences go out to the family of hip hop pioneer Big Bank Hank. The rapper who was a member of the rap group Sugarhill Gang died early Tuesday morning.
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.
His group mates Wonder Mike and Master Gee told TMZ … “So sad to hear of our brother’s passing. Rest in peace Big Bank.”
Hank was 57 years old. (TMZ)