Why did Jason David Frank kill himself? 'Power Rangers' star once spoke about friends who died by suicide

Jason David Frank opened up about his 'dark days' and how he lost a lot of people through suicide in a 2014 interview

Why did Jason David Frank kill himself? 'Power Rangers' star once spoke about friends who died by suicide
Jason David Frank died by suicide on November 19, 2022 (Rich Fury/Getty Images for Funimation)
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'Power Rangers' star Jason David Frank's sudden demise left his fans in shock. The actor spoke about losing a lot of his close friends to suicide in an old interview, before ultimately ending his own life on Saturday, November 19. Jason David's rep, Justine Hunt, confirmed the news in a statement.

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In a 2014 interview with The Young Folks, Jason David 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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He added, "I didn’t have a lot of self esteem when I was little, and I was shy and I was quiet, opposite of what I am now. Number one fear in America is Public Speaking; people can’t look in the eye. I [couldn’t] do what you do having a thousand people [watch you speak], but I can do it, and I guess it got in touch with my personality."

According to a report by TMZ, Jason's ex-wife Tammie Frank, filed for a divorce in August, just two months before he took the big decision of ending his life. He is survived by four children, Jenna Frank, Jacob Frank, Skye Frank and Hunter Frank.

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