Energy Rangers alum Jason David Frank is lifeless at age 49.
Frank’s rep, Justine Hunt, confirmed the information of the actor’s passing to TMZ on Sunday, November 20. “Please respect the privateness of his household and mates throughout this horrible time as we come to phrases with the lack of such a beautiful human being,” she advised the outlet. “He cherished his household, mates and followers very a lot. He’ll really be missed.”
Frank’s reason behind demise has not been confirmed.
His expertise agent, Brian Butler-Au, shared a tribute on Sunday as properly. “Very unhappy to listen to about my pal and consumer Jason David Frank’s passing,” Butler-Au wrote through Instagram. “Jason was a martial artist finest recognized for enjoying Tommy within the Energy Rangers. He was a real martial artist and I had the pleasure of managing him for the fights he competed in. If anybody you already know could also be depressed please verify on them.”
The Texas native is finest recognized for his position within the Energy Rangers franchise, beginning with the unique Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers TV present. Although he was solely meant to seem in 14 episodes initially, Frank starred in 124 episodes from 1993 to 1996 as Tommy Oliver, who was the Inexperienced Ranger earlier than changing into the White Ranger.
He transitioned to Energy Rangers Zeo in 1996, the place he performed Tommy for 50 episodes, and the next yr was on Energy Rangers Turbo for 19 episodes. Throughout his preliminary tenure, Frank additionally appeared within the theatrical movies, 1995’s Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers: The Film and 1997’s Turbo: A Energy Rangers Film.
The star returned the 10-year anniversary particular “Perpetually Pink” on Energy Rangers Wild Pressure in 2002. Then, he made a comeback as Dr. Tommy Oliver on Energy Rangers Dino Thunder in 2004.
After a decade-long absence, Frank returned for an episode of Energy Rangers Tremendous Megaforce in 2014 after which appeared in 2018’s Energy Rangers Hyperforce and Energy Rangers Tremendous Ninja Metal.
He made a cameo within the 2017 Energy Rangers film alongside Amy Jo Johnson (who performed Kimberly, the Pink Ranger) as an unnamed onlooker.
Exterior of the beloved motion franchise, Frank was a talented combined martial artist, with expertise in karate, taekwondo, judo, jiu-jitsu and muay thai.
Frank is survived by 4 kids. He and Shawna Frank had been married from 1994 to 2001 and shared two sons, Hunter and Jacob, and a daughter, Skye. He and Tammie Frank married in 2003 and shared a daughter, Jenna.
For those who or somebody you already know is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.