The US singer Johnny Nash, known for his 70s hit “I Can See Clearly Now”, is dead. He died at the age of 80.
In addition to the loss of guitarist Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020), the music world has to endure another farewell. The American singer John Lester Nash Jr., known as Johnny Nash, is also dead. The performer of the 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now” died on the same day as Van Halen at the age of 80, as Nash’s son confirmed to CBS Los Angeles.
Nash began his career in the 50s and celebrated his first chart success with a cover of the Doris Day song “A Very Special Love”. His most famous song “I Can See Clearly Now” stormed to number one on the Billboard hit list in 1972, stayed there for four weeks and sold over a million copies. After the release of the album “Here Again” in 1986, the native Texan fell silent.