Jason David Frank: Power Rangers star’s cause of death confirmed

The widow of Power Rangers Star Jason David Frank has spoken out about his death.

Frank was best known for playing Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger in Powerful morphine Power Rangers as well as other shows and films.

He died on November 19 at the age of 49. Fans, friends and colleagues were quick to pay tribute to him, while multiple media outlets speculated on the cause of death.

Now his wife Tammie Frank has revealed he died by suicide and was struggling with his mental health.

“My name is Tammie Frank and my husband was Jason David Frank who tragically died by suicide last week,” she said persons Magazine in an expanded statement.

“Although Jason was a household name to some, we lived normal lives with ups and downs just like everyone else.

“I was incredibly shocked and saddened to see the media turn my family’s tragedy into a big story. I have been harassed online since Jason’s death and I can no longer bear to see my husband’s good name slandered.”

She continued by sharing that his death came as a complete surprise to her.

“The truth is, I had no idea Jason was thinking of ending things,” she explained. “Yes, he had previously struggled with mental health issues and depression, but I could never predict what would happen that night.”

According to Tammie, Jason David Frank died while on a brief vacation together after deciding to end their marital separation and rekindle their relationship.

She adds: “It was supposed to be a fun weekend getaway and instead I lost the love of my life. Jason was a good man, but he wasn’t without his demons. He was human, just like the rest of us.”

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After a night of dancing, Tammie and Jason returned to their hotel and had “a heartfelt and emotional chat.”

“To help Jason relax and sober up before I went to sleep, I went downstairs to get us some snacks from the lobby,” Tammie recalled. “I must not have been gone more than 10 minutes. I went back upstairs and started knocking on the door but no answer. I knocked repeatedly and called his name over and over to open the door.

“I don’t know if the hotel staff or a guest called the police, but after I was brought downstairs by the police, they were able to open the door and found Jason had taken his own life.”

Tammie concluded her statement by thanking fans for their support and asking for space while she deals with her grief.

“All we want is to remember Jason and our happiest memories and get over the pain of losing a loved one. I only ask for compassion and understanding at this difficult time,” she said.

If you are experiencing or struggling with feelings of need and isolation, the Samaritans offer support; You can speak to someone free of charge and confidentially on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email jo@samaritans.org or visit the Samaritans website for details of your nearest branch.

If you are a US resident and you or someone you know needs mental health help right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are in another country, you can go to www.befrienders.org to find a hotline near you.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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