'I went to get us snacks': Jason David Frank's wife Tammie says they 'danced' moments before he killed himself
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Power Rangers' star Jason David Frank's wife Tammie recalled their last conversation before the star killed himself. She said that they had a heartfelt and emotional conversation, and were on the verge of reuniting following a split when he ended his life by suicide while on the trip on November 19. She said, “We danced and stayed out at the event until the bar closed. When we got back to the hotel, Jason and I were having a heartfelt and emotional talk in his room.”
According to People, she said, “To help Jason relax and sober up before turning down to sleep, I went downstairs to get us snacks from the lobby. I must've been gone no more than 10 minutes. I went back upstairs and began knocking on the door to no answer. I knocked repeatedly and kept calling for his name to open the door. I don't know if the hotel staff or a guest called the police, but after I was taken downstairs by the police, they were able to open the door and found that Jason took his life."
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Tammie, who has been married to Frank since 2003, filed for divorce earlier this year after accusing the actor of having an extramarital affair. Moreover, in 2021, Tammie's daughter Shayla, whom she said Frank had helped in raising as his own, had tragically died. “Between losing her and helping raise her baby son, Jason and I started having marital issues. For anyone who has known the pain of losing a child, I know you understand how such a loss changes things in your marriage,” Tammie reportedly said.
Without knowing what else to do, Tammie said that the couple decided to go their separate ways at that point. However, recently they made the decision to get back together when a close family friend intervened.
After Frank's death, Tammie said that she had to face a lot of online harassment. “Since Jason's death, I have been harassed online and can no longer stand to watch my husband's good name slandered. I loved my husband, and we were trying to work through our problems. His death comes as much a shock to me as anyone else," she reportedly said.
“While Jason was a well-known name to some, we lived a very normal life with ups and downs, just like anyone else. It has shocked and saddened me beyond belief to see that the media has turned my family's tragedy into a tall tale. The truth is, I had no idea that Jason was thinking of ending things," she said, adding, "Yes, he had struggled with mental health issues and depression before, but I could never predict what would happen that night."