'Power Rangers' alum Amy Jo Johnson tears up over former co-star Jason David Frank's death
TORONTO, CANADA: 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' alum Jason David Frank died on Saturday, November 19. While the news has disheartened the entire fandom, not much is known about the sequence of events that led to it. His 1990s co-star Amy Jo Johnson took to social media to mourn the loss of her dear friend along with performing a few emotional songs as a tribute.
"All of his crazy voice messages on his suits, and then his sense of humor, his positivity. He was always just like constantly calling and texting me how proud he is of me," she recalled. "I just [am] gonna miss him a lot as so many of you guys are too. We're gonna miss them so much," she said during a live session with her 371,000 followers on Instagram.
According to TMZ, Frank's body was found hanging from the bathroom ceiling in a Texas hotel hours after indulging in a heated argument with his wife. The couple was reportedly settling matters related to their divorce. As per the outlet, the late 49-year-old died by suicide, which led to his friend and former co-star Amy speaking about the importance of seeking help before she wrapped up her Instagram Live. "Anybody who is out there who is feeling depressed and like there's no hope, just know that that's not the way and there is help and you do have a community here," she said. "Just reach out. Reach out for help if you are feeling like that. F---. It f---ing sucks. Sorry for the swearing, but it really f---ing sucks. Sorry," she added. "I know how much you all meant to Jason, and it sucks," she said while concluding her session. "But we're all going to be okay."
The death of Frank, who played the green/white Power Ranger, was confirmed dead by his representative, People reported on Sunday, November 20. "Unfortunately, it is true. Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being. He loved his family, friends, and fans very much. He will be truly missed,” said the late actor’s representative.
Following the news of his death, Amy also posted a selfie with the pair together on her Instagram, saying, "Jase, you were beautiful and truly unique. My life just won’t be the same without your frenetic, hilarious, caring, driven, and creative ball of energy. I will always love you, dear friend. Please Rest now In Peace…"