Big Big Hank (left) w/ Sugarhill Gang
Sugarhill Gang

Big Bank Hank (aka Hank Jackson) of The Sugarhill Gang, passed away this morning after suffering from cancer, TMZ reports. He was 57.

The Sugarhill Gang are best known for 1979's "Rapper's Delight," which is often considered the first single to popularize hip hop. The other two thirds of The Sugarhill Gang, Wonder Mike and Master Gee, told TMZ, "So sad to hear of our brother's passing. Rest in peace Big Bank."

Rest in peace, Hank. Watch the video for "Rapper's Delight" below...

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