The entire Power Rangers fandom is in mourning following the sad news of the passing of Jason David Frank, who died at the age of 49 in Texas. The dynamics around his disappearance are still to be clarified, but there is talk of suicide several times. The actor had recently entered a depressive spiral despite the fact that he was loved by millions of fans around the world and continued to participate in various conventions.
Jason David Frank died at 49
Born in 1973, Jason David Frank became a true icon for the younger generation thanks to the role of Tommy Oliver in the live action series of the 90s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a media success also in Italy. The character of him debuted in the first series and, although he was originally cast for only 14 episodes, he became a series regular in the following ones as well. The actor in fact, he took on the role of the White Ranger in the second and third season to then play the role of Red Zeo Ranger in Power Rangers Zeo, series broadcast in 1996, and of Red Turbo Ranger in the series and film Power Rangers Turbo. Jason retired for some from the franchise and then returned with great fanfare as the Black Dino Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Thunder of 2004.
All of Ranger Nation is deeply saddened by the loss of Jason David Frank. JDF brought countless smiles to fans over the years and will be greatly missed. May the Power protect him, always.
— POWER⚡️RANGERS (@PowerRangers) November 20, 2022
In addition to fame in the world of Power RangersJason David Frank was a martial arts enthusiast, reaching an 8th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate. Before his disappearance, a project created with Kickstarter entitled was in the works Legend of the White Dragon, post apocalyptic film in Power Rangers costumes that should have seen him star. The release was scheduled for 2023, but could be postponed as a result of the incident.
The news of his passing was given by coach and friend Mike Bronzoulis who invited fans to respect the privacy of family and loved ones. Many messages of condolence from his co-stars, actors and fans who wanted to thank him for the immense cultural impact he had in his role within the Power Rangers franchise. Role that earned him the affection and esteem of millions and millions of people who will never forget him.