Jason David Frank, known to many as the original Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver, in the long run Power Rangers franchise, passed away at the age of 49, and Power Rangers himself paid tribute to the hero with some very emotional and kind words. It’s hard to really say how much Frank impacted kids of any given generation, not only as one of the most iconic villains in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but as one of the most iconic heroes in entertainment at large. His loss is huge, and it’s one that fans and those closest to Frank have to think about for a long time.
Tributes from around the world are pouring in through the Ranger Nation fandom, and the Power Rangers series itself paid tribute to the most iconic hero in the entire franchise with some kind words on their official Twitter account following Frank’s passing: ” “All of Ranger Nation is deeply saddened by the loss of Jason David Frank. JDF has brought countless smiles to fans over the years and will be greatly missed. May the Force always protect him.”
All of Ranger Nation is deeply saddened by the loss of Jason David Frank. JDF brought countless smiles to fans over the years and will be greatly missed. May the Force always protect him. 💚
— POWER⚡️RANGERS (@PowerRangers) November 20, 2022
RIP Jason David Frank 1973-2022
“Please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this terrible time as we process the loss of such a wonderful human being,” a representative for Frank told TMZ after confirming his death following previous reports. “He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will be truly missed.” Mighty Morphin Power Rangers co-stars Walter Emmanuel Jones and Amy Jo Johnson took to social media to also express their sadness and disbelief.
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“[C]I can’t believe it,” Jones stated. “My heart is saddened to have lost another member of our special family.” Johnson shared the following tribute on social media: “Jase, you were beautiful and truly one of a kind,” 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.”
ComicBook.com offers our deepest condolences, thoughts and more to Jason David Frank’s family, friends and loved ones at this very difficult time.
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