Big Bank Hank Dead: Sugarhill Gang Rapper Dies From Cancer At 57, Rappers Express Sadness Via Twitter [VIDEO]

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Sugarhill Gang rapper Big Bank Hank passed away Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 57.

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The rapper, whose real name is Henry Jackson, died at approximately 2 a.m. in New York City.

The South Bronx native was one of the three members of the famous rap group recognized for the 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight.”

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"So sad to hear of our brother's passing. Rest in peace Big Bank,” his group members Wonder Mike and Master Gee told TMZ.

Several hip-hop stars took to Twitter to remember the rap veteran.

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