Jason David Frank, ‘Energy Rangers’ Star, Dies at 49

It appeared like one other merciless web hoax for hours however now it has been confirmed. Jason David Frank, finest often known as one of many longest tenured members of the Energy Rangers multimedia franchise, has died. Frank was solely 49 years previous.

A number of of Frank’s shut mates and colleagues started memorializing him on social media — together with Walter Emanuel Jones, who co-starred with Frank on the unique Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers because the Black Ranger. “Can’t consider it … RIP Jason David Frank,” Jones wrote. “My coronary heart is gloomy to have misplaced one other member of our particular household.”

In response to TMZ, who confirmed his dying, it “was the results of suicide.”

Frank’s character, Tommy Oliver, was introducing in the course of the first season of Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers, initially as a brainwashed pawn of the villainous Rita Repulsa. He fought the remainder of the unique Energy Rangers workforce, however finally was free of Rita’s management, and joined the Rangers as its sixth member.

Though Frank’s function was initially meant as extra of a long-term visitor star, he proved so common he grew to become a fixture on Energy Rangers for years after which the group’s chief. He later had tenures as the primary White Ranger, and a pair totally different Pink Rangers, as Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers developed into quite a lot of totally different groups.

Frank additionally starred in each the Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers: The Film and Turbo: A Energy Rangers Film.

Born in 1973, Frank first joined Energy Rangers when he was simply 20 years previous, and remained with the franchise till 1997, though he remained intently related to the sequence and did make just a few visitor appearances via the years. In 2014 he performed Tommy as soon as once more, in a particular episode of Energy Rangers Megaforce.

After leaving Energy Rangers, Frank appeared in quite a lot of different movies and exhibits, and likewise tried hish and at blended martial arts. He was additionally a fixture on the conference circuit, notably after ’90s children grew up and have become extraordinarily nostalgic for the unique Energy Rangers. He will probably be remembered for a really very long time by Energy Rangers followers.

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