Sydney, 2022-11-20 14:39:00. Power Rangers star Jason David Frank dies at 49
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Jason David Frank, who played Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver in the 1990s children’s series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has died at the age of 49.
Frank passed away, Justin Hunt, Frank’s manager, said in a statement Sunday. She did not give a cause of death or say when he died, but asked for “the privacy of his family and friends during this terrible time while we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being.”
Unbelievable, wrote Walter Emmanuel Jones, the original Black Ranger who co-starred with Frank on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” on Instagram. “My heart is saddened by the loss of another member of our special family,” Jones wrote. Thuy Trang, who played the original Yellow Power Ranger, died in a car accident in 2001 at the age of 27.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, about five teens who are tasked with saving Earth from evil, debuted on Fox in 1993 and has gone on to become a pop culture phenomenon. The villain is Rita Repulsa. But soon after, he was recruited into the group as the Green Ranger and became one of the most popular characters on the show.
Although his role was not intended to be permanent, Frank was later brought back as the White Ranger and captain of the team. Across the Spinoff TV series, Frank Tommy Oliver returns as other Rangers as well, including the Red Zeo Ranger, Red Turbo Ranger, and Black Dino Ranger. He has also played himself in the films “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” and “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie” and also had a cameo role in the 2017 reboot “Power Rangers”.
A practitioner of martial arts, Frank competed in several mixed martial arts bouts in 2009 and 2010.
TMZ previously reported that Frank’s second wife, Tammy Frank, filed for divorce from him in August. Frank is survived by four children. One from his marriage to Tammy Frank and three from his first marriage to Shawna Frank.
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