Soulful reggae artist, Johnny Nash, dies at 80

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American singer, Johnny Nash, known for the 1970s reggae hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” has died at the age of 80.

Nash died on Tuesday of natural causes, his son told celebrity website, TMZ, and a Los Angeles TV station.

“He was a wonderful father and family man. He loved people and the world. He will be missed within his community. Family was his everything,” Nash’s son told TMZ.

His son told the CBSLA television station that Nash died at his home.

The reggae song, “I Can See Clearly Now,” released in 1972, topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks, and became a hit in Canada, the UK and South Africa.

Born in Houston, Nash started his career in the late 1950s as a singer and actor. He later moved to Jamaica in the mid-1960s where he was influenced by reggae music.

Nash also made hit tracks with his version of Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up” and “There are More Questions Than Answers.”

His last studio album titled “Here Again” was released in 1986.

Reuters

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