Johnny Nash, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ singer, dies at age 80

Johnny Nash, best known for singing the classic song “I Can See Clearly Now,” died Tuesday. He was 80.

Nash died at his home in Houston, local Fox affiliate KRIV reported. His health had been declining in recent months.

The Houston native’s first hit was actually “Hold Me Tight” in 1968, but he is best-known by far for 1972′s “I Can See Clearly Now.” The tune reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

In 1993, Jimmy Cliff recorded Nash’s tune for the soundtrack of the movie “Cool Runnings.” That version of “I Can See Clearly Now” was also a hit, reaching No. 18.

He later became one of the first non-Jamaicans to record reggae music in the island’s capital of Kingston.

Nash is survived by his wife Carli and son Johnny.

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