Power Rangers' Jason David Frank's cause of death revealed by wife
Warning: This story talks about suicide
Jason David Frank's wife has revealed the cause of the actor's death.
According to Tammie Frank, the Power Rangers alum died by suicide on the evening of Nov. 19 during an out-of-town trip together.
Speaking to People, she said: "While Jason was a well-known name to some, we lived a very normal life with ups and downs, just like anyone else."
She said that since media outlets "prematurely reported that the actor died by suicide," she has been receiving hate from stragers online.
"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."
Tammie said his death was a surprise to her as with the rest of the world.
She revealed that she and her husband were having some marital issues that they decided to rekindle their relationship during the trip.
"I loved my husband, and we were trying to work through our problems. His death comes as much a shock to me as anyone else," she shared.
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"The truth is, I had no idea that Jason was thinking of ending things. Yes, he had struggled with mental health issues and depression before, but I could never predict what would happen that night."
"It was meant to be a fun weekend getaway, and instead, I lost the love of my life. Jason was a good man, but he was not without his demons. He was human, just like the rest of us."
Ending her statement, Tammie asks that people "stop making assumptions and leave my family to grieve peacefully."
"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," she said. "To all the fans and supporters of Jason and our family, thank you for your kind words and wishes and God bless you all."
Jason was known for his role as Tommy Oliver, more known as the Green/White Ranger, from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show that aired from 1993 to 1995.
If you think you, your friend, or your family member is considering self-harm or suicide, you may call the National Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 1553 (Luzon-wide, landline toll-free), 0966-351-4518 or 0917-899-USAP (8727) for Globe/TM users, or 0908-639-2672 for Smart users.