On Saturday, Jason David Frank, who had previously portrayed both the Green Ranger and the White Ranger on the iconic children’s television programme “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” during the 1990s, passed away. He was 49.
On Sunday, his manager, Justine Hunt, provided confirmation that he had passed away.
Ms. Hunt did not provide any information on the cause of death. She begged for respect for the privacy of “his family and friends at this awful time” in a statement, but she refused to speak more on the matter. There was a delay in the availability of information about survivors.
In the over-the-top television programme, six teenagers in high school wore color-coded costumes and changed into superheroes to protect Earth from hostile invaders. In the theme song, which was ingrained in the memories of preteens and tweens of the time period, they were encouraged to “Go Go Power Rangers.”
According to his IMDb profile, Mr. Frank was originally scheduled to appear in just 10 episodes of the original programme as the Green Ranger, a naughty youngster who grew up to become a hero. However, he eventually returned to the series as the White Ranger and then various roles in reboots of the show.
Within the Power Rangers series, he has appeared as the same character, Tommy Oliver, in all six of its distinct incarnations.
According to IMDb, the character of Mr. Frank featured in more episodes of the Power Rangers series than any other Power Ranger. His appearances totaled more than 200. Mr. Frank also had roles in the feature-length films “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” (1995) and “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie,” both of which were released in 1995. (1997).
The first season of the show had a significant impact on popular culture.
It was first shown in August of 1993, and by December of the following year, the Power Rangers had increased their share of the market for action figures from 4 percent to 40 percent, and sales of the product line were very close to reaching one billion dollars for the year. Other popular toys from that era, such as Cabbage Patch dolls and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures, had their peak sales of $550 million and $450 million, respectively, during the same time period.
On the programme and off, Mr. Frank made advantage of his background in martial arts.
According to IMDb, in the year 1994, he invented his own martial arts style and gave it the name Toso Kune Do, which translates to “Way of the Fighting Fist.”
Rising Sun Karate is a school that is owned by Mr. Frank and has locations in both Texas and California. The fighting style that is taught there is based on the teachings of Bruce Lee, Ed Parker, and other martial artists.