Jason David Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver on the 1990s children’s series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’, has passed away. His manager released a statement which said that his loved ones need some privacy to deal with the loss of such a good human being.
Walter Emmanuel Jones, the original Black Power Ranger who co-starred with Frank in ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’, wrote on Instagram that he couldn’t believe it. “My heart is sad to have lost another member of our special family,” wrote Jones.
Frank’s role as Tommy Oliver, aka the Green Ranger, was originally due to only run for 14 episodes in the original series. He proved so popular, however, that he would later return as White Ranger, then again multiple times throughout the next two decades, appearing most recently in the 2018 Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel series and making a cameo in the ill-fated 2017 Hollywood adaptation.
A practitioner of martial arts, Frank fought in several mixed martial arts bouts in 2009 and 2010. In addition to starring in “Power Rangers” projects, Frank appeared as a guest on “Sweet Valley High” and “Family Matters.”
It was earlier reported that Frank’s second wife, Tammie Frank, filed for divorce from him in August. Frank is survived by four children; one from his marriage with Tammie Frank and three from his first marriage to Shawna Frank.