Jason David Frank, who played Green Power Ranger on the 1990s children’s TV show, has died at the age of 49.
Frank played Tommy Oliver in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for three years until 1996.
The show, which first aired on the Fox network in the United States in 1993, followed five teenage teens who stood for saving the planet from evil, and went on to become a pop culture phenomenon.
Frank was initially only meant to run for 14 episodes, but he proved so popular that he was named a full-time Ranger.
Although he started out as the Green Ranger – and the villainous rival of the main gang – after his powers began to wane, he transformed and became the leader of the group, the White Ranger.
He ended up starring in over 120 episodes.
As recently as 2018, Frank also appeared in a number of Power Rangers spinoffs.
The actor’s manager, Justin Hunter, confirmed in a statement that Frank had died in Texas. She did not disclose his cause of death or when he died, but asked for the privacy of his family and friends.
Off screen, Frank practices martial arts and is an 8th dan black belt in Shotokan karate.
Frankw was born in Covina, California.
He married his first wife in the 1990s and they have two sons and a daughter. They divorced in 2001.
In 2003, he married his second wife, Tammy, and they have a daughter. She filed for divorce earlier this year.
As news of his death began to circulate, his co-star Walter Jones – the original Black Ranger Zack – wrote on Instagram: “My heart is sad to lose yet another member of our special family. “
He added the hashtag “May the Force protect you,” a reference to the show.