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Jason David Frank’s spouse has confirmed that the “Energy Rangers” star’s loss of life was a results of suicide.
In a statement provided to People, Tammie Frank, spoke out in an effort to set the file straight about each his passing and their relationship standing.
She mentioned that her husband had “tragically misplaced his life to suicide simply final week.”
He was 49.
“Whereas Jason was a well known identify to some, we lived a really regular life with ups and downs, similar to anybody else. It has shocked and saddened me past perception to see that the media has turned my household’s tragedy right into a tall story,” she mentioned. “Since Jason’s loss of life, I’ve been harassed on-line and may now not stand to observe my husband’s good identify slandered.”
Frank mentioned she and her husband had been working by way of some issues of their marriage, including “His loss of life comes as a lot a shock to me as anybody else.”
“The reality is, I had no concept that Jason was considering of ending issues,” she mentioned. “Sure, he had struggled with psychological well being points and despair earlier than, however I may by no means predict what would occur that evening.”
In line with Frank, their 19-year marriage had its “troubles,” together with the loss only a 12 months in the past of her daughter Shayla, whom she mentioned her husband has helped increase.
“Between shedding her and serving to increase her child son, Jason and I began having marital points,” Frank mentioned. “For anybody who has identified the ache of shedding a toddler, I do know you perceive how such a loss modifications issues in your marriage.”
They determined to separate, she mentioned, however six weeks in the past opted to reconcile which included a weekend getaway that they had been on when he died.
The evening of his loss of life, she mentioned, that they had a heartfelt dialog after coming back from an occasion at a bar.
“To assist Jason chill out and sober up earlier than turning right down to sleep, I went downstairs to get us snacks from the foyer,” she informed Folks. “I have to’ve been gone not more than 10 minutes. I went again upstairs and commenced knocking on the door to no reply. I knocked repeatedly and stored calling for his identify to open the door.”
Frank ended her assertion asking individuals to “cease making assumptions and go away my household to grieve peacefully.”
“All we would like is to recollect Jason and our happiest recollections, and transfer on from the ache of shedding a cherished one. I solely ask for sympathy and understanding throughout this troublesome time,” she mentioned. “To all of the followers and supporters of Jason and our household, thanks to your variety phrases and desires and God bless you all.”