Big Bank Hank, of Sugarhill Gang, dies at age 57

November 12, 2014 12:27 AM

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Big Bank Hank, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Sugarhill Gang responsible for one of the most popular rap songs of all time, "Rapper's Delight," has died of complications of cancer at age 57.

He died Tuesday at a hospital in Englewood, according to David Mallie, a business manager for two former members of the group, and Aree Booker, a funeral director with Eternity Funeral Services.

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