This actually happened a while ago, but Richard Genelle, who played Ernie in the first four seasons of Power Rangers, died a couple of weeks ago.
This is an excerpt from his obituary.
Richard Michael Genelle age 47, resident of Corona, formerly of Riverside (Woodcrest), California for 24 years, passed away 12/30/2008 at Corona Regional, due to a heart attack. Richard was born on 10/12/1961 in New York.
Excuse me while I go watch some MMPR...