Johnny Nash, Iconic Crooner of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’, Dies at 80

Johnny Nash is dead.

The singer who was best known for his 1972 hit song “I Can See Clearly Now,” died Tuesday morning, and this was confirmed by his son, John Nash.

A bit about Nash, per CNN:

The American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter passed away from natural causes at his home in Houston, his son said. Johnny Nash began his career as a pop singer in the 1950’s.

The reggae-influenced “I Can See Clearly Now” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 4, 1972, and stayed in the top spot for four weeks. The song returned to the Billboard charts when it was recorded by Jamaican reggae star Jimmy Cliff for the 1993 “Cool Runnings” movie soundtrack. Cliff’s version made it to No. 11 on the Billboard charts. Nash also sang the opening theme song for cartoon series “The Mighty Hercules,” which aired in the 1960’s.

He was 80.

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