The Power Rangers world is mourning the loss of Jason David Frank, and among the many tributes and stories shared in his honor, it was revealed that the Rising Sun Karate School he co-founded will remain open and operational. According to TMZ, co-founder Sam Sprague will carry the torch forward, and the school and the community around it would plan Jason in a company-wide manner, though no details are known. The school also released a moving tribute to JDF, which you can find below in its entirety. You can also find more information about the school here.
“With the heaviest of hearts we regret to inform the RSKA family of the passing of Hanshi Jason David Frank. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Frank family. He led a wonderful and exciting life that extended to all who took part part of his family and team, and the powerful influence and passion he generated reached people from all parts of the world.
The success of ‘The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ brought JDF into the lives of countless individuals of this world. A world he changed forever. His commitment to his fans was legendary. Constantly touring multiple countries to get the chance to meet all of his fans. Always make sure no one leaves unhappy.
JDF was the most unique, driven, energetic and creative person. His passion and talents for martial arts made him a symbol and icon for several generations. His words reminded people to be strong and to pursue their goals aggressively and with utmost focus. This form of leadership will be missed but not forgotten.
Jason David Frank has entered the hearts of so many people and will live on in his family and The Rising Sun Karate Studios, continuing the work he started by ‘living fearlessly’. Hanshi Jason David Frank, your inspiring words will be missed on the mats of The Rising Sun Karate Academy, may you find the peace you so richly deserve.”
The Power Rangers world has been posting tributes to Jason all week since news first broke that he had passed away. Fellow actors in the Ranger franchise and fans around the world shared their memories of him and how he always made them feel special and unique. He will be missed.
Our thoughts go out to Jason’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.
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