In the 1990s children’s television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” Jason David Frank portrayed Tommy Oliver, the Green Power Ranger. He was 49.
In a statement on Sunday, Justine Hunt, Frank’s manager, confirmed his demise. The cause of death or the precise time of death was not given, but she asked for the “privacy of his family and friends at this awful time as we come to terms with the loss of such a great human being.”
Frank’s first Black Power Ranger, Walter Emmanuel Jones, posted on Instagram that he couldn’t believe it. Walter Emmanuel Jones was a co-star with Frank in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”
The loss of yet another member of our unique family breaks my heart, Jones stated. Thuy Trang, the original Yellow Power Ranger, died at the age of 27 in a car accident in 2001.
Five teens are assigned to protect Earth from evil in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” which made its television premiere on Fox in 1993 and went on to become a cultural sensation.
After being indoctrinated by the evil Rita Repulsa in the first season, Frank’s Tommy Oliver was first presented as a villain. But soon after, he was hired as the Green Ranger and became one of the most well-known and adored characters on the program.
Frank was subsequently reintroduced as the White Ranger and the team’s captain, despite the fact that his position wasn’t meant to be permanent. Frank’s Tommy Oliver appeared in other spinoff TV programs as additional rangers, such as the Red Zeo Ranger, the Red Turbo Ranger, and the Black Dino Ranger.
As well as appeared in the movies “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie” and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” he also played him in those movies. He also had a brief appearance in the 2017 remake “Of Power Rangers.”
Martial arts enthusiast Frank participated in various mixed martial arts contests in 2009 and 2010.