On Sunday 20 NovAfter the internet was flooded with speculation about actor Jason David Frank, a spokesman for the actor announced that he had passed away. Jason David Frank was an American actor and MMA fighter best known for his role as the Green Ranger in the original Power Rangers series.
From 1993 to 1996, he starred as Tommy Oliver in the hit television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Although Frank only appeared in that role in 14 episodes, he gained a large fan following, so much so that the show’s producers welcomed him back as the white ranger and the group’s new leader for the remainder of the series.
Fans pay their respects to Jason David Frank.
Frank’s family has yet to comment, but his trainer and close friend Mike Bronzoulis revealed the tragic news on his Facebook page. The reason for his death is unknown and there are no reports of an underlying condition to date. However, there are speculations that the actor committed suicide.
Frank was 49 years old when he died. He is survived by his sons Hunter and Jason, as well as a daughter, Skye, with his ex-wife, Shawna Frank, who divorced him in 2001. In 2003, he married Tammy Frank, with whom he had a daughter, Jenna. She did, however, file for divorce in 2022.
Following the news of Frank’s passing, fans who grew up watching and worshiping the Green Ranger flocked to Twitter to express their grief and condolences to his family. Many others expressed their admiration for Frank and described him as their childhood idol.
Rip Jason David Frank. The greatest Power Ranger who ever lived pic.twitter.com/8XDCRGEq36
— PuglifeGames (@PuglifeGamess) November 20, 2022
Rip Tommy! Jason David Frank! pic.twitter.com/dQUHDB8xMy
— 🇬🇧BritishViper🇬🇧 (@BritishViperr) November 20, 2022
@caiocpr1 took the opportunity to recite Jason David Frank’s final farewell to the program before his retirement. At the end of the program, the entire Power Rangers team forms a circle with their fists as their team commander says hello to them and thanks them for their contributions to the universe. According to the quote:
“Many thanks to the Rangers. You’ve done the whole universe a great service… I think it’s time to say goodbye again. “May the force keep you all safe?”
Frank is not the first Power Ranger to die at a young age. Thuy Tran, a Vietnamese actress best known for her role as the Yellow Ranger in the same series, died in a car accident in 2001. She was then only 27 years old. Surprisingly, both performers auditioned for and were cast in their respective roles at the same time. While supporters lamented the death of Jason David Frank, they also welcomed the reunion of the two Rangers in death.