Big Bank Hank, an original member of the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away, TMZ reports.
Hank was a member of the rapping trio best known for their hit record “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979. You may remember Hank as the second lyricist on the record, or from the well-known line from the song, “Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn! If your girl start acting up, then you take her friend!”
Hank, born Henry Jackson, reportedly suffered from cancer and passed away due to complications from the illness around 2am Tuesday morning. He was 57 years old.
“So sad to hear of our brother’s passing. Rest in peace, Big Bank,” said group mates Wonder Mike and Master Gee in a statement to TMZ.