Jason David Frank, the actor and blended martial artist who starred as the unique Inexperienced Ranger within the common “Power Rangers” franchise, died by suicide, his spouse, Tammie Frank, instructed Folks. The 49-year-old’s loss of life was confirmed on Nov. 20, however the reason for loss of life had not been launched.
“My name is Tammie Frank, and my husband was Jason David Frank, who tragically lost his life to suicide last week,” she instructed the outlet in an announcement by which she tried to set the document straight after seeing uninformed experiences about their relationship. “While Jason was a well-known name to some, we lived a very normal life with ups and downs, just like anyone else.”
“His death comes as much a shock to me as anyone else,” she continued. “The truth is, I had no idea that Jason was thinking of ending things. Yes, he had struggled with mental health issues and depression before, but I could never predict what would happen that night.”
That evening of Nov. 19 was a part of a “fun weekend getaway” six weeks after calling off their separation and agreeing to reconcile, Tammie stated, noting that she liked her husband however that he was “human, just like the rest of us” and “not without his demons.”
“A year ago, my daughter Shayla, whom Jason helped me raise as his own, suddenly passed away,” Tammie instructed Folks about her daughter who died at age 26. “Jason had been the one to find her when it happened, and the situation wrecked our family emotionally.”
Tammie instructed Folks she and Jason slept in separate rooms throughout their two-night journey in November as a result of “he snored,” however had a “heartfelt” discuss after returning to the lodge from an evening out — just for her to search out his room locked after briefly leaving to get him snacks from the foyer.
“I don’t know if the hotel staff or a guest called the police, but after I was taken downstairs by the police, they were able to open the door and found that Jason took his life,” she instructed Folks. “These were the ‘disturbances’ that has been brought up numerous times online.”
Tammie added that she hopes individuals “stop making assumptions and leave my family to grieve peacefully.” She concluded her assertion by thanking Jason’s followers for his or her help.
Jason first performed the position of Tommy Oliver in 1993 and donned Inexperienced, White, Crimson and Black Ranger uniforms throughout his time with the “Power Rangers” franchise. He held an eighth-degree black belt and based his personal martial arts type, Toso Kune Do, which was taught at his college.
In the event you or somebody you recognize wants assist, dial 988 or name 1-800-273-8255 for the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It’s also possible to get help through textual content by visiting suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat. Outdoors of the U.S., please go to the Worldwide Affiliation for Suicide Prevention for a database of assets.