Who died in the Sugarhill Gang?

rapper Big Bank Hank
Big Bank Hank, a member of the early hip-hop group the Sugarhill Gang has died of complications from cancer at age 57. The group were responsible for one of the most popular rap songs of all time, Rapper’s Delight.

Is Sylvia Robinson still living?

September 29, 2011Sylvia Robinson / Date of death

Who died at the beginning of Sugar Hill?

Henry Lee Jackson, one of the founders of the pioneering New Jersey rap trio Sugarhill Gang whose 1979 single “Rapper’s Delight” proved that hip-hop could have mass-market appeal, has died. He was 57.

Is the Sugarhill Gang still alive?

On November 11, 2014, Big Bank Hank died at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. In 2016, the remaining living members of the original Sugarhill Gang, including Wonder Mike, Hen Dogg and Master Gee embarked on their first world tour in over a decade under the name The Sugarhill Gang.

What happened to Big Bank Hank?

Big Bank Hank, one third of pioneering rap group the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away from cancer at the age of 58. David Mallie, manager of the group’s other members Wonder Mike and Master Gee, confirmed the rapper’s death to Rolling Stone, saying the two surviving members were informed of his death on Tuesday morning.

What happened to Sylvia pillow talk?

Sylvia Robinson, who had a hit as a singer-songwriter with the sexually charged “Pillow Talk” but was later known as one of hip-hop’s early founders for releasing “Rapper’s Delight,” rap’s first mainstream success, died Thursday, according to publicist Greg Walker. She was 76.

Is Mickey and Sylvia still alive?

Baker died at his home in Montastruc-la-Conseillère, France on November 27, 2012, at the age of 87. Sylvia Robinson had a hit record in 1973 with “Pillow Talk,” and was subsequently a driving force in the creation of the Sugar Hill rap label. Robinson died in 2011, at the age of 76.

How old was Big Bank Hank when he died?

58 years (1956–2014)Big Bank Hank / Age at death

Big Bank Hank, one-third of the Sugarhill Gang, the unlikely ambassadors who took hip-hop out of Bronx parks and onto the pop charts, died on Tuesday in Englewood, N.J. He was 58.