Frank, who was born in Covina, California, rose to prominence in the early 1990s as the Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver, who then becomes the White Ranger. He portrayed the character in both television and film adaptations of the popular franchise. According to TMZ, Frank died of suicide.
Tributes poured in for Frank on social media, where many “Power Rangers” fans emphasized the actor’s influence.
“No way… This one hurts for real… Those who know me well know the love I have for Power Rangers, my favorite superheroes by far. Tommy Oliver is the most legendary ranger of all time, always will be,” wrote Edmond Dantés on Twitter.
— John Acevedo🐢 (@johnnyjohnjon83) November 20, 2022
“I can’t think of many people that loved and appreciated their fans as much as he did. He was always kind and gracious whenever I saw him. Terrible news,” added Twitter user @liladam87.
Se reporta la muerte de Jason David Frank, famoso por su papel de Tommy Oliver, el Power Ranger verde. QEPD. pic.twitter.com/d9jyPEpYo4
— Simpsonito (@SoySimpsonito) November 20, 2022
Rip Jason David Frank. The Greatest Power Ranger to have ever lived pic.twitter.com/8XDCRGEq36
— PuglifeGames (@PuglifeGamess) November 20, 2022
Professional wrestler the Iron Sheik also paid tribute, writing “RIP JDF YOU THE REAL LEGEND BUBBA I LOVE YOU FOREVER #RIPLEGEND.”
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