Big Bank Hank Dead: Sugarhill Gang Rapper Henry Jackson Dies at 57

November 11, 2014 11:01 PM

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Big Bank Hank Dead: Sugarhill Gang Rapper Henry Jackson Dies at 57

Big Bank Hank, a member of the Sugarhill Gang, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, after losing his battle to cancer, his manager David Mallie confirmed to CNN. He was 57.

The rapper, whose real name was Henry Jackson, passed away early Tuesday morning in Englewood, N.J. Big Bank Hank was one of three members of the Sugarhill Gang, which made hip-hop mainstream in 1979 with their hit "Rapper's Delight."

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