This Sunday, November 20, terrible news struck Power Rangers fans: Jason David Frank, the actor in charge of playing the green Power Ranger in the original series, died at the age of 49. According to some media reports, he would have been suicide.
The reactions of his co-stars did not wait. Several Power Rangers were present posting emotional farewell messages. One of the first to publicly express her pain has been Amy Jo Johnson. In the series, the actress gave life to the pink Power Ranger of the first generation.
“Jase, you were beautiful and unique. My life will not be the same. I will always love you, dear friend. Now rest in peace, ”Johnson posted on his Instagram profile. Accompanying the message, a photograph of both at a fan convention.
The first generation feels their departure
Also from the first generation, the Red Power Ranger (Jason), Austin St. John, also had a few words for his partner: “’Once a Ranger, always a Ranger’. I think and pray for you, ”she exposed, along with another photograph taken at an event.
“I can’t believe it… RIP Jason David Frank. My heart is sad to have lost another member of our special family.”, joined Walter Emanuel Jones, the black Power Ranger. Paul Schrier, who played Bulk in the original series, posted: “Rest in peace my friend.”
The Rangers of more recent times lost a teacher
Blake Foster, who gave life to the blue Power Ranger in the fifth season (Power Rangers Turbo), noted the following: “I can not believe it … I cried all night. Heartbroken once again. I have lost my hero, our leader, my friend and an icon. Life sucks”.
Nakia Burrise, the yellow Power Ranger from seasons 4 and 5 of the seriesHe has also shown his condolences. “It has really been hard for me to find the right words… In every family there is chaos, lack of communication, support, but above all love. I have been lucky to be a part of the Power Rangers family for 27 years, and losing a family member is difficult… May the Lord rest on JDF’s wife and children during this time,” he said. .
The heir to Ranger leadership: the words of Steve Cardenas
The longest and most emotional message came from Steve Cardenas, Austin St. John’s replacement as Red Power Ranger: “There are no words to describe the shock and sadness I feel right now. Jason David Frank is and always will be an icon. He dedicated his life to the Power Rangers franchise and, more importantly, to his fans.”
“Jason was the first person to welcome me on set in 1994. and then he introduced me to social media, Comic Cons and event promoters around the world so I could reconnect with all of you like we have in the past. I will be forever grateful,” she continued.
“Wherever he went, he gave his fans an experience that will last a lifetime. He elevated the Mighty Morphin franchise to a pop culture phenomenon. JDF was a good soul and my brother both on and off screen. The Ranger Nation has lost a true hero. We are all heartbroken by this devastating news. My heart goes out to Tammie, her family, our family, and all of you. I will be forever grateful, J. I hope you finally have the peace you’ve been longing for. RIPJDF”, concluded Cardenas.