Roger E. Mosley, ‘Magnum P.I.’ Star, Dies At Age 83

Roger E. Mosley, who performed helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin within the Eighties TV hit “Magnum P.I.,” died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital from accidents associated to a automotive crash final week, based on experiences. The wreck on Thursday left him paralyzed, based on The Los Angeles Occasions.

Roger E. Mosley, the “Magnum P.I.” star pictured in 2017, was additionally a famous highschool monitor coach in Los Angeles.

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“Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your ‘coach Mosley’ your ‘TC’ from Magnum P.I., passed away at 1:17am,” his daughter Ch-a Mosley wrote on Fb.

“He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully. We could never mourn such an amazing man. He would HATE any crying done in his name. It is time to celebrate the legacy he left for us all. I love you daddy. You loved me too. My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will care for mommy, your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. Rest easy.”

Roger E. Mosley and Tom Selleck on "Magnum P.I."
Roger E. Mosley and Tom Selleck on “Magnum P.I.”

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The actor constructed his profession in 1971 with small roles in two different crime sequence, “Cannon” and “Longstreet,” based on IMDB. He later co-starred with future castmate Tom Selleck within the 1973 movie “Terminal Island.” He additionally performed Muhammad Ali’s foe Sonny Liston within the biopic “The Greatest” (1977).

However his profession actually took off when he was forged as Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, a constitution helicopter pilot who helped Vietnam battle buddy Magnum on circumstances within the 1980-88 Hawaiian crime sequence. Mosley additionally wrote and directed an episode, Selection famous.

Mosley took his illustration as a Black actor critically. He advised Ebony in 1982 (per The Hollywood Reporter) that the present stored “writing for me to smoke and drink, but I won’t do it. I never get high, smoke or drink on the show or in real life. That’s not what I want Black kids to see.”

He appeared in 2019 and 2021 episodes as a personality named John Booky on the “Magnum” reboot, based on IMDB.

In previous decade or so, Mosley has had one-offs in sequence like “Las Vegas” and “The District.”

Mosley grew up within the Watts neighborhood of LA and likewise coached highschool monitor within the space, the Occasions famous.

Mosley is survived by his spouse Antoinette “Toni” Mosley along with his daughter, based on the Occasions.