The actor played Tommy Oliver, aka the Green Power Ranger and then the White Power Ranger, in the original series.
The galaxy is a little less well protected this morning. Jason David Frankone of the historical members of the Power Rangers, is dead. The actor had played the Green Ranger and then the White Ranger in the very first series. He was 49 years old.
“Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrific time as we grieve the loss of such a wonderful human being. He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will be truly missed“, commented his agent.
The cause of death has not been officially revealed, but according to the American press, it would be a suicide.
Jason David Frank starred as Tommy Oliver in the original series from 1993 to 1995 over three seasons and 145 episodes. While his role as Green Ranger was originally only slated for 14 episodes, he was so popular with fans that the actor was called back by production as the White Ranger and the team’s new leader. for the rest of the series.
Black belt in karate in life, Jason David Frank was then one of the few to return in the other series. He was in Power Rangers Zeothen in Power Rangers Turbo before temporarily leaving the franchise, then in variants WildForce and Dino Thunder at the beginning of the 2000’s.
He then made an appearance in the film Power Rangers from 2017, before returning to the series in 2018, which became Power Rangers Ninja Steelto celebrate the 25th anniversary of the saga.
Very quickly, his friends Power Rangers reacted to his disappearance. Walter E. Jonesaka the Black Power Ranger, posted on Instagram: “My heart is sad to have lost another member of our special family.”
Her close friend, the Power Ranger Rose Amy Jo Johnsonalso posted a message:
“Jase, you were beautiful and truly unique. My life just won’t be the same without your frenetic, hilarious, caring, driven and creative ball of energy. I will always love you, dear friend. Please, now rest in peace…”