Frank, 49, died on Nov. 20.
Frank’s wife, Tammie Frank, said she is speaking out about her husband’s death to clear up rumors about the couple’s relationship.
“My name is Tammie Frank, and my husband was Jason David Frank, who tragically lost his life to suicide just last week,” she told People.
“While Jason was a well-known name to some, we lived a very normal life with ups and downs, just like anyone else. 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.”
“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 said. “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.”
She adds, “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.”
Tammie Frank said she and her husband began having problems last year after her daughter, whom she said Frank helped to raise, died. Frank found her after she died, Tammie Frank said.
She described being with Frank at a hotel in Texas and going to the lobby to get snacks. Frank took his life while she was downstairs, she said.
She asked the public for understanding.
“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 says. “To all the fans and supporters of Jason and our family, thank you for your kind words and wishes and God bless you all.”
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Note: If you or someone you know is thinking of harming themselves, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free support via the Lifeline by dialing 988. For more about risk factors and warning signs, visit the organization’s official website.
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