News - October 7, 2020

Reggae singer Johnny Nash dies aged 80
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Reggae singer Johnny Nash dies aged 80

Reggae singer Johnny Nash has died at the age of 80. 

Nash, whose health had been in decline, died at his home of natural causes on Tuesday (October 6th), his son has confirmed. 

The singer was best known for his 1972 hit 'I Can See Clearly Now', enjoyed a career that lasted more than 30 years. 

During his career, Nash released 17 studios album, beginning at the age of 18, but it was with 'I Can See Clearly Now' that he would enjoy his greatest success. The song hit Number One and would go on to sell over a million copies. 

Though he was born in Houston, Nash was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica, and would also find success with single 'Tears on My Pillow' and a cover of Sam Cooke's '(What A) Wonderful World'.

His last studio album came in 1986, and, in the years since, Nash had largely retired.

He had ceased to tour and instead had started work on transferring old analogue tapes of his songs from the 1970s and 1980s to a new digital format.

Nash is survived by a son, John Jr, and wife Carli. 

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