Jason David Frank, the man who played Tommy Oliver (Green Ranger) in Power Rangers, is dead. Previously, fans were wondering if Jason David Frank is dead or alive after rumors about his death surfaced on social media. We are confirming the news here.
Frank was a renowned American actor and martial artist. He was trained in several forms including MMA, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, and various others. His sudden passing has left his fans shocked and grieving.
Who was Jason David Frank?
Jason David Frank was an American actor and mixed martial artist. Born on September 4, 1973, Frank was best known for his portrayal of Tommy Oliver in the Power Rangers franchise. He appeared as the Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, and again in Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
He also appeared in the feature film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie playing the same character. Frank was loved so much in the role that the producers kept bringing him back. He also played the White Ranger and became the new team leader
Is Jason David Frank Dead?
Yes. Unfortunately, our beloved Green Ranger, Jason David Frank is dead. He was only 49 years old. Rumors about his death surfaced on social media platforms as #RIPJasonDavidFrank started trending on Twitter
Many started believing that it was another celebrity death hoax like the one Jimmy Fallon suffered previously. However, it turned out to be real news after Jason David Frank’s death was confirmed by his trainer Mike Bronzulis on Facebook.
Here’s the official Instagram post confirming the death of Jason David Frank:
Was Jason David Frank’s death a Hoax?
No. The rumors about Jason David Frank’s death were not false. The American actor is actually dead. Many including us were hoping that it would turn out to be another prank but we had to face the worst possible news
Jason David Frank is actually dead and the worst part is that he took his own life. Friends and fans are mourning the loss of the much-loved character and personality on an untimely basis
Jason David Frank Died by Suicide on November 20th
Jason David Frank died after committing suicide on Sunday, November 20, 2022. He was 49 years old at the time of his death. The news of his unfortunate demise was confirmed by his trainer on Facebook and later confirmed by a production studio he used to work with.
Why did Jason David Frank commit Suicide?
Jason David Frank’s family hasn’t come out with a statement announcing his death yet. We are waiting for them to confirm the possible cause for the actor taking the extreme step. The manner of death is also unknown at this time.
However, fans have come up with a theory that is seemingly legit. According to that, Jason David Frank committed suicide as he was going through a terrible divorce, and his stepdaughter Shayla also passed away by suicide last year.
Tributes emerge for Green Ranger a.k.a Jason David Frank
Following his untimely death, tributes have emerged on social media for the late Jason David Frank. #RIPJDF and #RIPJasonDavidFrank are trending on Twitter. Take a look at some of the most emotional tributes here:
Our deepest condolences go out to his family in these tough times. May God let the departed soul rest in peace. Frank was a childhood hero for many.