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Big Bank Hank, one of the founding members of iconic 1980s hip hop group The Sugarhill Gang, died early Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
The news was first reported by music blog InFlexWeTrust.com. TMZ reported that the rapper born Henry Jackson on Aug. 5, 1957, in the Bronx died at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in the greater New York City area.