Thuy Trang's passing, Sep 2001

Here is an exerpt of my post after being informed of Thuy's passing in 2001.

Dear friends and fans of Thuy Trang,

It is with deep sorrow and regret that I inform you that our beloved Thuy Trang passed away in a car accident on September 3, 2001.  I do not know the details of the tragedy, but rather than wonder how Thuy died, let us remember how she lived and affected our lives.

As you may know, this fan site was created in her honour back in 1997.  At the time, there were not many Web sites dedicated to the actress who portrayed the original yellow Power Ranger.  I named the fan site Thuy Trang Tribute because all too often, we do not fully appreciate or praise those whom we admire and love until they pass away.  But why wait?  Thuy's fans certainly did not.

I was lucky enough to be able to speak with Thuy last year over the phone.  She was as warm and as gracious as you would expect.  Thuy's message to you, her fans, follows below.

We will miss Thuy terribly in her untimely death, but in her life she touched us dearly.  And for that, we say, "Thank you so much," and send our love and remembrance to Thuy Trang.  Our condolences and prayers to her family and friends.

Thuy Trang phone call, May 2000

"Tell all the fans that I completely adore them, and tell them I say, 'Thank you so much', for their love and support; and that I miss them terribly, and hopefully I get to see them or they get to see me up on the screen soon. And send my love, definitely."

Watch thank-you video

David Yost gives thanks, Sep 2012 & Aug 2016

Out of the blue, David Yost, the original Blue Power Ranger tweeted:

David also gave a shoutout during The Order fundraising campaign:

Power Rangers encounters

Here are my interactions with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! =)

Amy Jo Johnson - Pink Ranger

I connected with Amy Jo through her Indiegogo projects and helped prepare her photobooks. I will continue to support this talented woman!

Learn more about Amy Jo

Clear Blue Day by Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson at Fan Expo Canada 2017

Austin St. John - Red Ranger

Austin had just emerged on the convention scene, having spent many years being a paramedic -- a real life hero! Here we are at Hamilton Comic Con in 2014.

Learn more about Austin

Walter Jones - Black Ranger

Walter seemingly hadn't aged since being on MMPR. Look at us in our matching black and yellow! He later revealed in the panel that he had a crush on Thuy.

Learn more about Walter