Jason David Frank, a star of the popular 1990s television program “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” has passed away. At the age of 49, the actor apparently killed himself in Texas. Frank is survived by his four children and is most known for playing Tommy, a.k.a. the White Ranger, in the popular show.
Although more information about his passing has not yet been made public and the cause of death has not been confirmed, several publications have reported that the actor committed suicide for reasons that are currently unknown.
“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,” his manager Justine Hunt said in a statement. “He loved his family, friends, and fans very much. He will truly be missed.”
In the meantime, Walter Jones, who portrayed the Black Ranger on the show, told 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.”
Jones further added, “Jason was one of the biggest pranksters on the show. He had a wild sense of humor. We had our share 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.”
Frank was a professionally trained MMA brawler with knowledge of Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also demonstrated his skills in front of the camera. From 2008 to 2010, he also competed in a professional fight.
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