It appeared like one other merciless web hoax for hours however now it has been confirmed. Jason David Frank, greatest often called one of many longest tenured members of the Energy Rangers multimedia franchise, has died. Frank was solely 49 years outdated.
A number of of Frank’s shut associates 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 keeping with TMZ, who confirmed his loss of life, it “was the results of suicide.”
Frank’s character, Tommy Oliver, was introducing throughout 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 ultimately was free of Rita’s management, and joined the Rangers as its sixth member.
Though Frank’s position was initially meant as extra of a long-term visitor star, he proved so standard he turned 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 completely different Pink Rangers, as Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers developed into quite a lot of completely 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Born in 1973, Frank first joined Energy Rangers when he was simply 20 years outdated, and remained with the franchise till 1997, though he remained carefully related to the sequence and did make a number of visitor appearances via the years.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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