David Yost, who portrayed the original Blue Power Ranger and a former castmate of Thuy Trang, sent a tweet today:
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.
Even though Thuy had been out of the spotlight after her roles in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and The Crow: City of Angels, her fans had written and expressed their thoughts of Thuy in the section called Tribute Talk. So popular was that feature that I opened up a Yahoo! club to facilitate further discussion about the woman who touched our lives. Even five years after her last Hollywood project, we've continued to pay tribute to Thuy.
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. Her message to you, her fans was:
"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."
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.
Condolensces can be sent to Thuy's family care of:
That was the original post I made upon being informed of Thuy Trang's passing in 2001.
For footage from Thuy's memorial service, please visit the videos section.