Jason David Frank: Original ‘Power Rangers’ star dead at 49

Jason David Frank was best known as Tommy Oliver from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, which ran from 1993 to 1996.

Jason David Frank, the actor who starred as the Green Power Ranger in the hit 1990s television series, has died. He was 49 years old.

“Unfortunately, it’s true,” a rep for Frank told People. “Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this terrible time as we grieve the loss of such a wonderful human being.”

“He was deeply loved by his family, friends, and fans,” the rep said. “He will be truly missed.”

Jason David Frank death

Jason David Frank Cause of Death

The cause of death was not immediately clear. Frank is survived by his four children – sons Hunter and Jacob, as well as daughters Skye and Jenna.

His death comes 21 years after the death of costar Thuy Trang, who died in 2001 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Frank was best known as Tommy Oliver from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise that ran from 1993 to 1996.

The actor – who was also a mixed martial artist – similarly starred in other Power Rangers projects including Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo and Dino Thunder.

Other acting credits for the late star include the 1990 series Sweet Valley High, an episode of Family Matters and an episode of We Bare Bears.

According to his IMDB page, Frank was in the middle of filming Legend of the White Dragon as Eric Reed/White Dragon before his death.

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