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Singer Johnny Nash dead at age 80

Posted at 7:48 PM, Oct 06, 2020

Johnny Nash, a singer and songwriter best known for performing “I Can See Clearly Now,” has died at the age of 80, his family confirmed to NBC News.

NBC News reported that Nash’s health has declined in recent months, but family did not state a cause of death.

“I Can See Clearly Now” became Nash’s only No. 1 hit in 1972. Nash also had a top 10 hit in 1968 with “Hold Me Tight.”

Nash achieved success at a young age, releasing three studio albums before his 20th birthday with Paramount. Besides performing pop music, he was known to be one of the few non-Jamaican artists to perform Reggae-genre music in the country. He collaborated with famed Reggae performer Bob Marley, and released a cover of Marley’s hit “Stir it Up.”