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Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank dies at 49

Power Rangers actor Jason David Frank dies at 49

Jason David Frank, who played Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver in the 1990s children’s series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” has died at the age of 49, publicist announced Sunday.

In a statement, Justine Hunt, who did not disclose the date or cause of death, asked for “privacy for her family and friends at this terrible time, when trying to come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being.”

Walter Emmanuel Jones, the original Black Ranger who co-starred with Frank in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” wrote on Instagram that he still couldn’t believe what happened.

“My heart is saddened by the loss of another member of our special family,” Jones wrote.

Thuy Trang, who played the first Yellow Power Ranger, died in a car accident in 2001 when he was 27 years old.

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, about five teens tasked with saving Earth from evil, debuted on Fox in 1993 and became a pop culture phenomenon.

At the beginning of the first season, Tommy Oliver’s character, played by Frank, was initially seen as a villain, having been brainwashed by the villainous Rita Repulsa, but soon after he was accepted into the group as the Green Ranger and became one of the main characters most popular. fame in the series.

Although not a permanent role, Frank is later brought back as the White Ranger and team captain.

In other seasons of the series, Frank Tommy Oliver’s character has also returned as other Rangers, including the Red Zeo Ranger, Red Turbo Ranger, and Black Dino Ranger.

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Jason David Frank also played a character in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” and “Turbo: The Power Rangers Movie,” and made a cameo in the “Power Rangers” remake in 2017.

A martial arts practitioner, Frank participated in several mixed martial arts matches in 2009 and 2010.