Marvel star Simu Liu pays tribute to Power Rangers’ Jason David Frank

Legendary Power Rangers franchise star Jason David Frank passed away this past weekend at the age of 49, and in the wake of his passing, there has been an outpouring of tributes to the actor, not only from his Power Rangers family, but also from fans. Among those fans is Marvel star Simu Liu. On Tuesday, the Shang-Chi star took to Twitter to pay tribute to Frank, writing that “this legend played such a huge role in my childhood.”

“I never got to say how upset I was about JDF’s passing,” Liu wrote. “This legend played such a huge role in my childhood. He gave so much of himself to the fandom and seemed genuinely happy. Go to your friends and family. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone!”

Other tributes to Jason David Frank

On Monday, David Yost, who played the original Blue Ranger Billy, shared his tribute to Frank, writing, “Like so many of us, I still struggle with it. From the day we met, we became instant bffs. We had our ups & downs like friends do. He has always had my heart and my support. I love you buddy!” Original Black Ranger Walter Emmanuel Jones was also short: “[C]I can’t believe it… My heart is saddened to have lost another member of our special family.”

Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson said, “Jase, you were beautiful and really unique,” Johnson began. “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 in peace now.”

Frank passed away on Saturday 19 November at the age of 49 and his death has been confirmed by TMZ. In a statement, a representative for Frank asked for privacy for his family and friends at this difficult time.

“Please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this terrible time as we process the loss of such a wonderful human being,” the representative said. “He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will be truly missed.”

ComicBook. com offers our deepest condolences, thoughts and more to the family, friends and loved ones of Jason David Frank at this very difficult time.

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