Jason David Frank had a 'heated argument' with wife Tammie Frank at hotel before suicide

Jason David Frank and Tammie took two seperate rooms in a hotel before they had a huge arguments after which he locked himself in

Jason David Frank had a 'heated argument' with wife Tammie Frank at hotel before suicide
Jason David Frank and his wife Tammie had a huge row before he ended his life (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images for Saban Brands)
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AUSTIN, TEXAS: The death of Jason David Frank came as a huge blow for 'Power Rangers' fans. The actor, 49, who gained popularity as the Green Ranger, ended his life by suicide on Sunday, November 20. Now, TMZ reported that the actor ended his life after a series of incidents. Law enforcement sources revealed that he and his wife Tammie checked into a hotel on Friday, November 18, in Texas. The couple, who were going through a divorce, had reportedly reserved seperate rooms.

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Tammie's room eventually became the scene of an argument between the couple. According to TMZ, as things got heated, hotel staffers had to step in. Later that night, they got into another argument and Frank reportedly locked Tammie out of his room.

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According to the sources, Tammie called the police around 5 am on Saturday, November 19, out of fear for his safety. When they could not reach him, the hotel allowed the police to enter, which was when they discovered his body in the bathroom.

Eerily, the actor had spoken about how many of his close friends had died by suicide. In a 2014 interview with The Young Folks, Frank said, "I’ve lost a lot of people through suicide, and when I’m on Instagram or social media, I try to look for that person that might need my help, you know what I mean? We all do; you know I’m not all happy all the time. People look at my Instagram and think, 'Oh, what a great, cheerful life', but it would be silly to tell you that I don’t go through dark days, I don’t have my times, and I don’t have my anger issues and all that stuff. We all do, but nobody wants to see it, nobody wants to hear that; the fans don’t want to hear that. I mean, I’ve got deep stories, like 'I didn’t have a dad, I didn’t have a family and Power Rangers saved me from committing suicide.'"

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Frank appeared in several reboots and spin-offs of the 'Power Rangers' franchise. In addition to being an on-screen action hero, Frank had a black belt in karate and was trained in a number of other martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. The World Karate Union Hall of Fame and the Black Belt Hall of Fame both inducted the actor. In addition, he co-founded the Rising Sun Karate Academy and taught martial arts. 

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Shawna was Jason's first wife. Before filing for divorce in 2001, the couple had lived together for seven years. After they divorced, Jason married to Tammie, a sky diver and a black belt instructor in Muay Thai.

They were married for 19 years and had a child together before they decided to seperate in August. "He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will truly be missed," his rep told TMZ.

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