Roger Mosley, TV and Film Actor Known for His Role on ‘Magnum P.I.’, Passes Away at 83

Roger E. Mosley, a TV and film star well-known for his role on Magnum P.I. as helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, has died. He was 83.

Mosley’s daughter, Ch-a Mosley, confirmed his passing in a Facebook statement on Sunday.

“Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your ‘coach Mosley’ your “TC” from Magnum P.I., passed away at 1:17am,” she wrote on social media. “He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully.”

Ch-a stated that her family and she “could never mourn such an amazing man,” and that her father “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,” she added. “I will care for mommy, your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. Rest easy.”

According to Ch-a, her father passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from injuries suffered in a car crash in Lynwood, California, just days before.

In a previous Facebook post on Saturday, she stated that her father was “paralyzed from the shoulders down” due to a “major car accident.”

Roger, who was born on December 18, 1938, went on to star on the original Magnum P.I. from 1980 to 1988. According to TVLine, he appeared in 158 of the show’s 162 episodes, opposite Tom Selleck, the show’s lead.

Roger appeared on several television shows, such as Love Boat, Night Gallery, Sanford and Son, Kung Fu, Night Court, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Rude Awakening, Las Vegas, and Fact Checkers Unit, to mention a few.

His filmography includes The Mack, Hit Man, Sweet Jesus, Preacherman, Darktown Strutters, and The River Niger, among others. He also appeared in movies like McQ, The Greatest, Semi-Tough, Heart Condition, and Pentathlon.



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