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The Green Ranger, Jason David Frank, has died

The actor was 49.

Jason David Frank, the actor behind Power Rangers‘ Green Ranger Tommy Oliver, has died aged 49.

News of Frank’s passing was reported by TMZ before being confirmed by the actor’s representation.

“Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being,” the representative said. “He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will be truly missed.”

Frank played Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers before Oliver himself became the White Ranger in subsequent TV shows and films. Frank’s character would later take the mantle of Zeo Ranger V-Red, Red Turbo Ranger and Dino Thunder Black Ranger in further iterations.

Friends and co-stars have taken to social media to share their grief.

“Can’t believe it… RIP Jason David Frank,” Power Rangers‘ co-star Walter Jones wrote on Instagram. “My heart is sad to have lost another member of our special family.”

Jones also issued a longer statement to TMZ.

“He was an inspiration to so many people. His presence will be dearly missed. It’s so sad to lose another member of our Ranger family,” he said.

“Jason was one of the biggest pranksters on the show. He had a wild sense of humor. We had our shares of ups and downs but I stayed consistent about being an ear if he needed one. My prayers go out to his family and all that will miss him.”

“RIP JDF YOU THE REAL LEGEND BUBBA I LOVE YOU FOREVER,” added wrestler The Iron Sheik.

Jason David Frank is survived by his four children.



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