TV series power Rangers is one of the best known Tokusatsu: genre to which live-action (almost always Japanese) movies and shows where heavy use of special effects is made. Broadcast since 1993, it is based on footage from the Japanese franchise super sentai seriesand its success was so great that between 2002 and 2009 it was owned by The Walt Disney Company.
The power Rangers marked an entire generation after its premiere on the the 90’shaving a resounding success for which it was also made into a film with three tapes, and followed some young superheroes who transformed using a device, which is connected to a source of power known as the Morphin Grid or Metamorphosis Network.
The main characters acquired a protective suit of a different color from the rest of the members with a helmet that completely hid their faces. In addition to possessing greater strength, agility, and combat prowess, some possess superhuman or psychic abilities such as super speed, manipulation of elements, extrasensory perception or invisibility.
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However, many of the actors who have been part of the cast have died, some of them in tragic matters becoming the curse of the Power Rangers.
The curse of the Power Rangers
Jason David Frank
He died at age 49 on November 20, 2022, he played Tommy Oliver, the green Power Ranger. He was born on September 4, 1973 in California, United States. He was an actor and producer, known for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Power Rangers (1993), and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997).
Although the American medium TMZ was the first to share that the artist who was depressed and therefore took his own life, his representative Justine Hunt detailed what had happened:
Please respect the privacy of your family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being. He loved his family, friends and fans very much. We will really miss him, ”he indicated in the press release that made the sensitive death official.
Vietnamese actress Thuy Trang, who donned the yellow suit in the first seasons of the series, died on September 3, 2001 in a car accident. She and a friend of hers were passengers in a vehicle traveling along a San Francisco route at night. At one point the driver lost control of the car and it spun violently until it collided with the rocky wall of the road. The driver was the only survivor. The chapter Lack of Circuit from Power Rangers Time Force was dedicated to her memory.
The New Zealander was known for her role as Udonna, the White Mystic Ranger and mentor in Power Rangers Mystic Force. The actress herself died in July 2010 at the age of 50 from complications of a brain tumor, which was diagnosed two weeks earlier.
Known for having played Shane Clarke in Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Power Rangers Dino Thunder. In the early hours of May 11, 2019, the Red Ranger was found dead in Wellington, New Zealand, after a series of incidents of domestic assault against his wife Lizz his; he committed suicide at age 38.
She became famous for her role as the witch Bandora in the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, for the character of Rita Repulsa. In August 2005 she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and on May 7, 2006 she was found dead in her home, when she was 68 years old.
Richard Michael Genelle
He played Ernie in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, owner of the bar where the Power Rangers met. He had health problems due to his weight and smoking. He died due to a heart attack on December 30, 2008 at age 47.
Robert L. Manahan
He provided the voice of Zordon in the last two and a half seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo,” various episodes of Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers in Space. He passed away on June 30, 2000 of a cardiac aneurysm at age 43.
He gave life to David Trueheart, Tommy Oliver’s long-lost older brother, in Power Rangers: Zeo. He died at the age of 29 from an unspecified illness.