Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank Dead at 57

The group is known for their influential hit “Rapper’s Delight."

— -- The rap world lost one of its founding members today when the Sugarhill Gang's Big Bank Hank aka Henry Jackson died at 57.

The group's other members Wonder Mike and Master Gee confirmed the news on their Facebook page with a throwback pic of the three together, captioned "RIP Henry Jackson aka Big Bank Hank."

On Instagram, Wonder Mike, born Michael Anthony Wright, and Master Gee, Guy O'Brien, once again posted similar sentiments of loss.