Former ‘Power Rangers’ star Jason David Frank has died at the age of 49

Former ‘Power Rangers’ star Jason David Frank has died at the age of 49

Jason David Frank, who played the Green Ranger and later the White Ranger on the popular 1990s children’s television show “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” died Saturday. He was 49.

His manager Justin Hunt confirmed his death.

Ms Hunt did not give a cause of death or say where Mr Frank died. In a statement, he asked for respect for the privacy of “his family and friends at this terrible time” but declined to comment further. Survivors were not immediately available.

The campy “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” features six teenage high school students in color-coded costumes who transform into superheroes to defend Earth against evil aliens. The theme song called for them to “Go Go Power Rangers”, which was etched in the memories of many tweens of the time.

Mr. Frank was only intended to appear as the Green Ranger in 10 episodes of the original show, a bad boy turned good, but he later returned as the White Ranger and then other characters in the show’s reboots.

He played the same role, Tommy Oliver, In six different iterations of the Power Rangers franchise.

The character of Mr. Frank has appeared in more than 200 episodes of the franchise, more than any other Power Ranger, according to movie website IMDb. Mr. Frank starred in it “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” (1995) And “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie” (1997).

The original series was a pop-culture force.

It debuted in August 1993 and in December 1994 Power Rangers had a share of the market for action figures. A jump of 40 percent from 4 percent; Sales of the product line are approximately $1 billion for the year. By comparison, Cabbage Patch dolls and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, other popular toys of the era, sold for $550 million and $450 million.

Mr. Frank used his martial-arts skills on and off the show.

In 1994, he developed his Own martial art system According to IMDB, Toso is known as Kune Do, which means the way of the fighting fist.

The fighting style, which is based on the teachings of Bruce Lee, Ed Parker and other martial artists, is practiced at a school owned by Mr. Frank. Rising Sun KarateWith locations in Texas and California.

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