top of page

Actor Jason David Frank Dead At 49



Jason David Frank, best known for his role as Tommy Oliver aka the original green and white ranger on the 90s series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has died. He was 49.


His rep issued the following statement:


“Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being. He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will truly be missed.”


Sources revealed to TMZ that Frank died in Texas by suicide, but no word on actual cause of death.



Following the tragic news, Frank’s former “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” co-star Walter Jones also released a statement to TMZ.


“He was an inspiration to so many people. His presence will be dearly missed. It’s so sad to lose another member of our Ranger family,” said the actor, who played original Black Ranger Zack Taylor in the franchise.


“Jason was one of the biggest pranksters on the show. He had a wild sense of humor,” he continued. “We had our shares of ups and downs but I stayed consistent about being an ear if he needed one. My prayers go out to his family and all that will miss him.”





Blake Foster, who co-starred with Frank in the 1997 flick “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie,” also took to social media to share a series of snaps with his late co-star and friend.


“Can’t believe this … Cried all night. Heartbroken yet again. Lost my hero, our leader, my friend and an icon. Life really sucks man 😞💔 #RIPJDF #WhiteRangerForever,” Foster, 37, captioned the post.


The actor is survived by his four children – Jenna, Hunter, Jacob and Skye.


If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.


Jason and the red ranger were my favorites on the show. JDF will be missed.


Check out a few more tweets below...









4 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page