Jason David Frank, a famous American actor and martial artist best known for playing Tommy Oliver, the original Green Ranger in the Power Rangers, has passed away. In this article we have shared How did he die? and what was his cause of death.
How did Jason David frank die?
The news was confirmed by Jason David Frank’s trainer on his Facebook page. The message says,
RIP my brother from another mother Jason David Frank I’m still in shock I’m feeling terrible he called left me a message and I took to long Jason was a good friend to me and I will miss him. Love n prayers for his wife Tammy and their kids, I prey that God gets yall through this difficult time.Mike Bronzoulis
Jose Sanchez has posted a message on Facebook confirming his demise
Absolutely crushing news to hear about a damn good dude. JASON DAVID FRANK was always a great interview and fun person to chat with before, during and after the events. Hanging out backstage showing me footage he shot for a Bloodshot movie he wanted to do, just chatting about random nerd stuff. So cool.
Grew up loving the Power Rangers and to meet the ones I have along the way has been a joy every time, but this hurts. And of course on a day I’m rocking my Betty White Ranger shirt.
Go Green or Go Home was the way to go! Damn shame man. PLEASE, friends and family, if you need to chat, REACH THE HELL OUT. I’d rather have you crying on my shoulder than to have to cry at your passing.
There are rumours that Jason committed suicide and is no longer with us. However, there hasn’t been a formal statement. You should make every effort to acquire reliable sources to support any conclusions you make.
A variety of replies have been made by the online fan base. Some people have started giving condolences and recollections after accepting the rumours, but others are still sceptics who are waiting for official confirmation.
Jason David Frank cause of death
The cause of Jason David Frank’s passing has not been disclosed by his trainer or any of his relatives.
However, it appears that little can be spoken at this moment until the family issues a formal statement regarding the situation. As always, once this news is verified, we will look into it and notify you.
We must thus wait till the family members have had the time and space to absorb this enormous loss.
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Who was Jason David Frank?
The American actor and mixed martial artist Jason David Frank (born September 4, 1973) is best known for playing Tommy Oliver in the Power Rangers series.
Jason David Frank’s career as Power Rangers
The Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver, was portrayed by Frank. 14 episodes were allotted for the part. He was brought back as the White Ranger and the new team leader due to the popularity of the character.
Before being called back to Power Rangers, Frank was meant to play the lead role of Adam Steele in VR Troopers (formerly known as “Cybertron”). He shot a pilot episode for the show. Frank and Brad Hawkins claim that the initial plan for Hawkins’ character on Power Rangers was to take the place of Tommy Oliver as the White Ranger.
Frank was reinstated, with Tommy Oliver taking over the role of the White Ranger, thanks to Tommy Oliver’s popularity among Ranger fans.
VR Troopers would be managed by Hawkins. Ryan Steele was given to the formerly called Adam Steele. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers changed their name to Power Rangers Zeo after three seasons. The shift is a component of the annual Ranger suit change to coincide with the Super Sentai series’ annual update.
Red Zeo Ranger
Frank’s persona evolved into the Red Zeo Ranger (also called Zeo Ranger V).
His character became the first Red Turbo Ranger in Power Rangers Turbo the following year. Frank and his co-stars Johnny Yong Bosch, Nakia Burrise, and Catherine Sutherland decided to leave the cast in the middle of the season and were replaced.
After leaving the show in 1997, Frank returned to Power Rangers in 2002 as the Red Zeo Ranger for the special 10th-anniversary episode of Power Rangers Wild Force, “Forever Red,” which brought back ten former Red Rangers and brought him back together with Austin St. John.
Black Dino Ranger
He then played the Black Dino Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Thunder in 2004. Frank always appeared as the Black Dino Ranger while wearing long sleeves to hide his arm tattoos.
This also applied to “Forever Red” of “Wild Force.” For Douglas Sloan, playing the Black Dino Ranger was a favour. He has jokingly remarked that while Saban and Disney are “both the same, they’re cheap,” he was impressed with the Dino Thunder production team.
Green Ranger solo series
In the season finale of Power Rangers Super Megaforce, Frank returned as Tommy Oliver, who served as the episode’s Green Ranger. After meeting Stan Lee at a comic book event, Frank has expressed interest in creating a Green Ranger solo series or feature film.
Alongside fellow Power Rangers actor Amy Jo Johnson, Frank appeared in the 2017 movie Power Rangers as a resident of Angel Grove. For the 25th anniversary of Power Rangers, he played Tommy again in episode 10 of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel in 2018. Frank disclosed his retirement from the franchise in 2022.
Frank as White Ranger
On “Super Power Beatdown” on November 7, 2013, Frank made an appearance as the White Ranger battling Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion. On May 5, 2015, he made a second appearance as the Green Ranger on “Super Power Beatdown” and engaged in combat with Ryu from Street Fighter.
Following the popularity of the “Super Power Beatdown” series, Bat in the Sun started producing Frank’s web reality series, “My Morphing Life.” Season 2 of the programme premiered in 2015.
Legend of the White Dragon movie
In 2020, the movie Legend of the White Dragon made its Kickstarter debut. It was originally intended to be a fan film or miniseries. It expanded into a full-length feature film as a result of its success and excitement. Former Power Rangers actors Frank, Jason Faunt, and Ciara Hanna appear in the movie.
Mark Dacascos, Michael Madsen, Andrew Byron Bachelor, and Jenna Frank are additional cast members. In 2021, the movie was finished. It is currently being produced, and a 2023 release date has been set.
Frank’s skill on Fighting
With his knowledge of a variety of martial arts, including Shtkan, Wad-ry, Taekwondo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, and Aikido, Frank compiled the most useful techniques, modified them according to his personal philosophies, and then created his own variation of American Karate, “Toso Kune Do.” [Untrustworthy source? He was admitted to the World Karate Union Hall of Fame on June 28, 2003 [unreliable source? On February 29, 2008, Frank made an appearance at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio.
Mixed martial art specialist
On August 21, 2009, Frank [unreliable source? ], a mixed martial arts (MMA) specialist, made an official announcement about joining SuckerPunch Entertainment. With UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard, he started his training.
On January 30 at the Houston Arena Theatre, Frank made his eagerly awaited MMA debut for the United States Amateur Combat Association at the organization’s inaugural event, “Lonestar Beatdown: Houston.” By omoplata submission, he won against Jonathan “the Mack Truck” Mack in round one. [Untrustworthy source?] On February 19 in Arlington, Texas, Frank participated in his second fight at Lonestar Beatdown: Dallas. Chris Rose, his opponent, entered the ring donning a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles robe. Rose was KO’d in round 1 by Frank.
He competed on May 8, 2010, in the Cage Amateur Association’s “Cage Rage 7” at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, representing the Texas Rage. James Willis was his rival. With a rising knee in the first round’s final 23 seconds, Frank eliminated Willis by KO.
Frank was slated to compete for the first time for Ultimate Warrior Challenge on May 22 against James “Ray” Handy Jr. in a light heavyweight match.
The fight would now be a heavyweight contest after James Handy’s injury, which Frank had previously disclosed on his official Facebook fan page on May 21. Frank submitted Horn in the opening round using an armbar. Frank has expressed interest in joining Strikeforce and possibly facing Herschel Walker ever since going pro.
On August 4, 2010, in Houston, at “Puro Combate #1,” Frank would make his professional debut, he revealed on his Facebook fan page. Jose Roberto Vasquez was his opponent when he competed at heavyweight. Rear naked choke submission at 0:46 in the first round gave Frank a swift victory in his professional MMA debut.
At Puro Combate 3, Frank was slated to compete in a light heavyweight match on December 9, 2010. On December 8, the bout was called off because his opponent hadn’t received a medical clearance. He then had a fight against Shawn Machado set for Legacy FC 7 on July 22, 2011. However, the fight was called off because of a potential biceps tear.
Tribute to Jason David frank
Steven Raikes said,
Hey Rangers I know I haven’t been around a lot been dealing with a lot in my personal life but I do feel like I need to make a brief statement about current rumors concerning Jason David Frank! We will not be allowing nor sharing any kind of information pertaining to the rumor and speculation of his passing until official verified news comes to light that way only the truth will be shared within this community so until further notice any posts and rumors concerning Jason David Frank’s passing won’t be allowed around here until we can confirm or deny said rumor.
Jason David Frank has reportedly died by s*icide according to close sources. Someone I know and trust confirmed this news unfortunately. Jason David Frank was most known as the original WHITE/GREEN Ranger from the hit 90’s Show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. He was currently going through a DIVORCE. If anyone you know may be depressed please check on them. It’s better safe than sorry. Jason David Frank was 49 years old. #RIP #JasonDavidFrank #JDF
Judith Dahmen said,
Woke up to a fandom in pain today.
We usually hold back with dark news in this overall positive group, but I know we can’t keep this out.
There’s still no official statement but people I consider trustworthy, like Ranger Liz for example, have confirmed that the rumor is true that Jason David Frank has died.
I ask you all do comment on this resectfully. JDF meant a lot to a big part of the fan community, and wether or not you were one of these fans, I ask you to be sensitive on this matter and respect people’s pain. People are allowed to be imperfect, and every time a human dies, this is a tragedy.
P.S.: If this actually turns out to be an evil hoax, I’ll be glad, don’t get me wrong. It just doesn’t look like it will right now.