Singer Johnny Nash, identified for the 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” died Tuesday. He was 80.
His son confirmed his demise to CBS Los Angeles, noting he handed at house. Nash died the identical day as guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who had been battling most cancers.
Born John Lester Nash, the Texas native sang at church buildings rising up in Houston and made his skilled debut in 1957 with “A Teenager Sings the Blues.” His debut on the charts got here in 1958 with a canopy of Doris Day’s “A Very Particular Love.”
Nash later went on to achieve megastar standing with “I Can See Clearly Now,” which has bought greater than 1 million copies since its 1972 launch.
He was additionally identified for reggae, in keeping with his web site, which says he was one of many first non-Jamaican singers to document reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.