Johnny Nash, 'I Can See Clearly Now' singer, dies at 80

October 6, 2020

Singer Johnny Nash, best known for the 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” has died. He was 80.

According to his son, Nash passed away at his home on Tuesday, reported CBS Los Angeles.  The cause of death was not disclosed.

Born in Houston, Nash made his major label debut with the 1957 single “A Teenager Sings the Blues.”

Nash was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica, his official website noted.

After releasing several albums through the 1960s, Nash garnered his biggest success with the reggae-influenced single “I Can See Clearly Now.” The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in November 1972, where it remained for four weeks.

Nash is survived by his wife, Carli, and his son, Johnny, reported KTVU.

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