"Power Ranger" Actor Jason David Frank Dies By Suicide

Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank, known for his role in the children's sitcom "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," died by suicide early Saturday morning. He was 49.  Frank was a professing Christian, and said he began attending church after the death of his brother. 

Law enforcement sources told TMZ than Jason had an argument with his estranged wife Tammie Frank on Saturday. Tammie - who filed for divorce from the actor in August - began feuding with Jason after they checked into two separate rooms at a hotel in Texas on Friday. It was believed that Frank hanged himself that night in his hotel room. Tammie then allegedly called the police to check on her ex around 5am on Saturday. 

"The loss of my soulmate. Jason, I can't go on without you! You are my world! Yes we had our struggles like any marriage. But months ago we both agreed it was worth saving. Deep conversations, vulnerability, forgiveness on both our parts. I am deeply lost, hurt and utterly destroyed. I lost my one and only true love. I am your forever 'Firecracker"' baby ... till we're together again," franks wife, Tammie, wrote on Instagram.

The official Power Rangers account posted on Instagram shared: "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."

Frank was cast as Tommy Oliver, the original Green Power Ranger, in the first season of the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" in 1993. He would go on to become the leader of the group as the White Power Ranger.

Several of Jason's former Power Rangers co-stars also reacted to the tragic news. "He was an inspiration to so many people," Walter Jones said in a statement. "His presence will be dearly missed. It's so sad to lose another member of our Ranger family."

Amy Jo Johnson, who played Frank's love interest as the Pink Ranger, also honoured him in a selfie via Instagram.

"Jase, you were beautiful and truly unique," she captioned the pic. "My life just won't be the same without your frenetic, hilarious, caring, driven and creative ball of energy. I will always love you, dear friend. Please Rest now In Peace ..."






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