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The iconic and beloved green ranger has devastatingly died by suicide at age 49. Most famously known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jason David Frank was reported dead by his representatives on November 19th. According to People, Frank’s representative asked for privacy for the actor’s family and friends, as they “come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being.”

Fans across the globe mourned the tragic and unexpected death of Jason, expressing their decades long love of power rangers and experiences meeting the actor and mixed martial artist. The famous green and white ranger left behind a huge impact on the fandom, he actively attended conventions, and spent a lot of time with his fans. He was arguably the most popular and famous Power Ranger. He leaves behind a wife, ex-wife and four children.

Jason David Frank was trained in mixed martial arts, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Shotokan and Wadō-ryū. His martial skills weren’t just for television and film, he was a highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 39 years of experience. In 2013, He was an inductee of the World Karate Union of Fame and became the Guiness World Record Holder for most 1 inch pine board broken during freefall.

According to his - IMDb Mini Biography By: Kathy Lymberopoulos; He began as the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver - bad boy turned good, eventually becoming the Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Red Ranger Zeo, Red Turbo, and as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger. His character was only intended to be in ten episodes but he was so popular he morphed into the most amount of different rangers in the show’s twenty-four year history. He appeared in 225 episodes throughout power ranger history, more than any other ranger. He also voiced Emissary in Transformers: Titans Returns, and brought Bloodshot to life in the project Ninjak vs. the the Valiant Universe.

Jason David Frank rose to legendary fame in the power ranger fandom, and left behind a legacy that stretches worldwide.

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