Victims of the curseEdit
David Yost, the actor who played the original Blue Ranger Billy Cranston in the original series through Zeo, left the series in 1996 due to stories about his personal life. In the last episode he appeared, "Rangers of Two Worlds" employed footage from previous episodes was used as well as vocal work from a separate, uncredited actor, to conceal the fact that Yost was not present during the taping. A tribute to the Blue Ranger and Billy was seen in the closing credits of this last Billy episode despite appearing in the clip show, the 500th episode "Legacy of Power".
Deceased victims of the curseEdit
Bob Manahan, the actor who voiced Zordon in the original series through in Space, died on June 30, 2000 of a heart attack at the age of 44.
Eric Frank, Jason David Frank's brother and the actor who played David Trueheart in Zeo, died on April 16, 2001 of an heart illness at the age of 29.
Thuy Thang, the actress who played the original Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan in the original series and voiced Circuit in Time Force, died on September 3, 2001 in a car crash at the age of 27. The episode "Ciruit Unsure", was dedicated in her memory.
Jack Banning, the actor who played Professor Phenomenus in Lost Galaxy through in Space, died on July 10, 2005 at the age of 75.
Bob Papenbrook, the actor voiced Rito Revolto in the original series, Deviot in Lost Galaxy and played Mike the Fishing Shop Clerk in Wild Force, died of chronic lung complications on March 17, 2006 at the age of 50.
Machiko Soga, the original actress of Rita Repulsa, left the series in 1994 after Saban ran out of the Japanese footage of the series. She returned in Mystic Force's Sentai counterpart to film her scenes as the Mystic Mother on 2004. According to Cartoon Network Magazine Japan in 2005 confirmed that she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and later lost her battle on May 7, 2006 at the age of 68. The last episode of Mystic Force, "Mystic Fate", was dedicated in her memory.
Edward Albert, the actor who played Mr. Collins in Time Force, died on September 22, 2006 of lung cancer at the age of 55.
Richard Genelle, the actor who played Ernie in the original series through Turbo, left the series to lose weight and quit smoking. He died on December 3, 2008 of a heart attack at the of 47.
Peta Rutter, the actress who played the White Ranger Udonna in Mystic Force, died on June 20, 2010 of a brain tumour at the age of 51.