No words can describe what I’m feeling right now, so I’ll keep it short. It’s reported and later confirmed that Jason David Frank, best know for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long spanning Power Rangers franchise, has passed away at age 49 by suicide. The character of Tommy debuted in MMPR as antagonist for the original five, particularly as a rival for Austin St. John’s Red Ranger before eventually joining the team. Tommy quickly became arguably the popular character of the original series and I’d suggest a role model for many youngsters who watched the series, myself included. JDF later portrayed the White Ranger, Zeo Ranger V Red, Red Turbo Ranger and Black Dino Ranger, but in my opinion, his defining role is, was and always will be as the Green Ranger. The world just feels like a lesser place now without Jason David Frank in it, but I believe he’s left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Thank you, Jason for everything you’ve done for me and every Power Rangers fan you’ve inspired.
I pray the Lord has mercy on this man. I know we all need mercy but it seems to me fame is more often a curse than a gift. I have read many a story and comment about this guy and everyone talks about how gracious and kind he was.
I once heard this statement in “Unforgiven”. (Clint Eastwood)
“Its a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away everything he’s got and everything he’s ever gonna have.”
Folks need to try to understand, this goes for suicide as well.
As someone who has had similar thoughts in the distant past and recently dealt with someone who also had them. If you feel like things are hopeless. Reach out. Reach out to anyone. You would be surprised how many folks, even complete strangers, will help you.
“If You’re in a Crisis Now
If you’re in a crisis now, do not hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
To chat online with a counselor, click here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
For the hearing impaired, contact the Lifeline by TTY at: 1-800-799-4889”
“No one ever helps. It’s an eat or be eaten world”
That’s absolute BS and you dropping that here is very counterproductive in my opinion. I am sorry your friend is having so much trouble but one case does not need to damn everyone else to hopelessness. There are many people willing to help folks. Does not mean it works out that way every time or that getting help is easy but it is out there.