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Jason David Frank, ‘Energy Rangers’ star and former MMA fighter, dies aged 49

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Followers of Energy Rangers and combined martial arts are mourning the lack of Jason David Frank, who was greatest identified for taking part in Tommy Oliver, the Inexperienced and White Ranger. He was 49.

On prime of his appearing profession, Frank was additionally a adorned martial artist and had a brief MMA (Combined Martial Arts) profession in 2010.

The information of his dying was introduced by former fighter Mike Bronzoulis, who wrote about Frank’s dying on his Fb web page.

“I’m feeling horrible he known as left me a message and I took [too] lengthy. Jason was an excellent buddy to me and I’ll miss him.”

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The information was later confirmed by Frank’s consultant, Justine Hunt, who mentioned that the Energy Rangers star had ended his life.

“Please respect the privateness of his household and pals throughout this horrible time as we come to phrases with the lack of such an exquisite human being,” mentioned Frank’s consultant. “He cherished his household, pals, and followers very a lot. He’ll actually be missed.”

Born on 4 September 1973, Frank’s appearing debut was within the Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers franchise and he had the longest run within the present and its spin-offs.

Initially contracted to star in only a few episodes within the present’s unique run (August 1993 – November 1995), Frank grew to become so in style that he grew to become the star of the present. He modified roles from the villainous Inexperienced Ranger to the team-leading White Ranger, and wound up doing over 124 episodes. 

He appeared as Tommy Oliver in quite a few spinoffs of the unique present, all the way in which into the 2010s. He even had a cameo alongside fellow unique Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson within the 2017 Energy Rangers movie. His ultimate franchise look was in 2018’s Energy Rangers Ninja Metal, in celebration of the collection’ twenty fifth anniversary.

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In 2020, Frank additionally introduced a Kickstarter for his brief movie, Legend of the White Dragon, which was later expanded right into a full characteristic movie. It’s anticipated to be launched in 2023 and it is going to be his ultimate function.

Frank’s Energy Rangers co-star Walter E. Jones, who performed the Black Ranger, mentioned on Instagram: “Can’t imagine it… RIP Jason David Frank. My coronary heart is gloomy to have misplaced one other member of our particular household.”

Additional tributes may very well be discovered on-line. 

Frank is survived by his 4 kids, Jenna Frank, Skye Frank, Jacob Frank and Hunter Frank.

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