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Jason David Frank, Original Green Power Ranger, Dead At 49

Actor and combined martial artist Jason David Frank, who performed the unique Green Ranger within the well-liked “Power Rangers” TV franchise, has died, a consultant mentioned Sunday.

Frank, 49, performed the function of Tommy Oliver within the long-running superhero sequence that first aired in 1993. Although he initially wore the Green Ranger’s uniform, he additionally starred because the White Ranger, a Purple Ranger and a Black Ranger within the franchise.

“Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being,” a consultant mentioned in an announcement Sunday. “He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will be truly missed.”

The forged of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” together with Frank because the White Ranger (left), strike poses in cement at Mann’s Chinese language Theater in Hollywood following the discharge of their first film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” in 1995.

MIKE NELSON by way of Getty Photographs

Further particulars about his demise weren’t instantly launched.

The unique “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” sequence forged included Austin St. John, who portrayed the Purple Ranger; Walter Emmanuel Jones, who performed the Black Ranger; Amy Jo Johnson, because the Pink Ranger; David Yost, because the Blue Ranger; and Thuy Trang, who performed the Yellow Ranger. Trang died in a automobile accident in 2001 on the age of 27.

Jones was amongst these expressing their condolences on social media Sunday.

Frank held an eighth-degree black belt — two levels beneath the very best diploma of 10 — and based his personal martial artwork fashion referred to as Toso Kune Do. This fashion was primarily based on the teachings of American martial arts masters, together with Bruce Lee and Ed Parker, in accordance with a web site for his martial arts faculty.

Philip Lewis contributed reporting.

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