Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now hitmaker dies at 80

Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now hitmaker dies at 80

- American singer, Johnny Nash, has passed away at the age of 80

- The music star is most famous for his I Can See Clearly Now track in 1972

- Nash reportedly passed on of natural causes in his hometown of Houston, Texas

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American singer and songwriter, Johnny Nash, recently passed away. According to reports from Daily Mail, the music star died of natural causes.

Nash who is most popular for his 1972 chart-topper, I Can See Clearly Now, died at the age of 80 in his hometown in Houston, Texas, as revealed by his son, Johnny Nash Jr.

Daily Mail reported that the deceased’s career started in 1950 and he was the first to bring Jamaican reggae music to American audiences. It was also gathered that Nash helped his friend, Bob Marley, launch his career.

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Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now hitmaker dies at 80

American singer Johnny Nash dies at 80. Photo: Getty Images.
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Interestingly, Nash’s most popular song, I Can See Clearly Now, was said to have been written by the music star after he recovered from cataract surgery.

Covers of the song were later made by many artistes including the legendary Ray Charles, Donny Osmond and Jimmy Cliff.

Despite the success of the I Can See Clearly Now song, Nash rarely ever topped charts again and was practically out of the business by the 1990s.

Daily Mail reports that the late singer was married three times and he was survived by his son, daughter and third wife, Carli.

May his soul Rest in Peace!

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In the interview with Nigezie, Ibu who is also known for his very big stomach disclosed that he does not take alcohol and that he eats very little but that his belly started to grow very big after he was poisoned.

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