How did Jason David Frank die? Social media hoax about 'Power Rangers' star turned out to be true
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Jason David Frank, who played Tommy Oliver in 'Power Rangers', has died by suicide on Sunday. November 20. He was 49. His fans were left flummoxed when rumors of his death spread on social media earlier. This heartbreaking news has now reportedly been confirmed.
The actor rose to prominence in the hit series as the Green Ranger, and while the role was only supposed to last 14 episodes, he became so popular that he was welcomed back as the White Ranger and the team's new commander.
Frank's trainer confirmed his untimely death on Facebook and a production studio he used to work with later confirmed it. Frank's family is yet to issue a statement regarding his death, however, an agent of his confirmed the same, stating that they were "regrettably true." As per Geek Ireland, two posts confirmed his fans' worst fears.
Mike Bronzoulis, his trainer and close friend, posted a photo of the two on Facebook with the caption, "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."
According to certain reports, Frank ended his life as he was going through a difficult divorce, and his stepdaughter Shayla also ended her life bu suicide in 2021.
His fans have already started expressing their sadness while stating that it could all be just rumors. A person wrote on Twitter, "I KNOW YALL LYING ABOUT JASON DAVID FRANK!!!! The white ranger/green ranger!!! Please don’t let it be true he’s dead." Another tweeted, "Just in case the rumors about Jason David Frank are true, I apologize. I just can't believe words from one person to another, I can't go by rumors. Only the facts." A third wrote, "I’m trying to find concrete confirmation out here, and I’m seeing nothing official, but if it’s true that we lost Jason David Frank…"
I KNOW YALL LYING ABOUT JASON DAVID FRANK!!!! The white ranger/green ranger!!! Please don’t let it be true he’s dead😢— Tori🔮 (@MJnCBREEZY4LYFE) November 20, 2022
Just in case the rumors about Jason David Frank are true, I apologize. I just can't believe words from one person to another, I can't go by rumors. Only the facts.— Zachary Taylor (@bluejetray) November 20, 2022
I’m trying to find concrete confirmation out here, and I’m seeing nothing official, but if it’s true that we lost Jason David Frank…— The Dave Cave (@TheDaveCave_) November 20, 2022
Thank you for making my childhood awesome Jason David Frank. RIP pic.twitter.com/RVBhdc7Tq7— AC (@Sub_Zer01996) November 20, 2022
He’s has left behind a legacy and 4 kids Who are probably devastated right now because your dad is gone I couldn't imagine what they're feeling right now— BigMacGuruMan🔞 (@BigMacGuruMan1) November 20, 2022
rest in peace Jason David Frank and long live the original green ranger and white ranger and red ranger and black ranger🙏🏾🕊🥲 pic.twitter.com/zPv0VsH4sH
Ah man, not Jason David Frank. 🙁— Jake | A Cool Youth Pastor (@VigilantesArrow) November 20, 2022
As an adult, I haven’t been a big Power Rangers fan, but man, as a kid I sure was. Tommy Oliver was a big reason for that. Can’t believe he and Kevin Conroy are both gone in the same month.
Crap, man. pic.twitter.com/s3HDeISB2h
Just heard of the passing of Jason David Frank, the Green Ranger.— Brandon (@TheAwesome5000) November 20, 2022
When I was a child growing up in a less than stable home, you were the first hero I remember truly believing in. You always gave me hope.
Rest in Peace. Please tell someone you love them. They just might need it. pic.twitter.com/SWb8x8I8bL
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