Power Rangers star Jason David Frank's wife confirms his cause of death as suicide
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Power Rangers star Jason David Frank's cause of death was suicide, his wife Tammie has confirmed.
The actor's representatives had confirmed the tragic news last month that he had died aged 49, with tributes pouring in from friends and colleagues who said he would be 'truly missed'.
Fans also paid tribute to his memory, mourning the loss of someone they spent their childhood years pretending to be in the playground and had so many fond memories of.
David Frank was best known for playing Tommy Oliver in the Power Rangers franchise. His final film Legend of the White Dragon is due for release next year following a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Now his wife Tammie Frank has spoken out about Jason's death, confirming his cause of death as suicide and explaining more of the context surrounding his tragic passing.
Speaking to People, Tammie made the sad revelation that her husband had taken his own life during a weekend where the couple had been aiming to rekindle their relationship.
She said: "My name is Tammie Frank, and my husband was Jason David Frank, who tragically lost his life to suicide just last week.
"While Jason was a well-known name to some, we lived a very normal life with ups and downs, just like anyone else. It has shocked and saddened me beyond belief to see that the media has turned my family's tragedy into a tall tale.
"Since Jason's death, I have been harassed online and can no longer stand to watch my husband's good name slandered."
She explained that thought they had 'initially planned to separate' after going through an 'especially hard year', but before Jason's death they had called off those plans and 'were in the process of reuniting'.
Tammie said Jason had planned a weekend getaway for the couple after friends helped them realise they 'still loved each other'.
During the weekend they attended a country dancing event and Tammie explained that afterwards they had a 'heartfelt and emotional talk' in his hotel room.
She said she'd gone down to the lobby to get the pair some snacks before bed and returned 10 minutes later to find that he wasn't coming to open his hotel door.
Unable to get in and not getting a response from inside the room, someone called the police who were able to enter the hotel room and 'found that Jason took his life'.
She said: "All we want is to remember Jason and our happiest memories, and move on from the pain of losing a loved one. I only ask for sympathy and understanding during this difficult time.
"To all the fans and supporters of Jason and our family, thank you for your kind words and wishes and God bless you all."
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