Unique ‘Magnum P.I.’ Star Roger E. Mosley Dies

Roger E. Mosley, finest recognized for enjoying helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin within the authentic Magnum P.I., died on the age of 83.

His daughter, Ch-a Mosley, posted a press release with the news on Fb on August 7. “Roger E. Mosley, my father, your good friend, your ‘coach Mosley’ your ‘TC’ from Magnum P.I., handed away at 1:17am. He was surrounded by household as he transcended peacefully,” she wrote. “We might by no means mourn such an incredible man. He would HATE any crying finished in his title. It’s time to have a good time the legacy he left for us all. I like you daddy. You liked me too. My coronary heart is heavy however I’m robust. I’ll take care of mommy, your love of virtually 60 years. You raised me effectively and he or she is in good fingers. Relaxation straightforward.”

She had beforehand posted on August 6 that her father had been in “a serious automobile accident that has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down” per week earlier. “He’s in a crucial situation however combating arduous. Each effort is being made to take care of him throughout this time. And he’s consistently accompanied by household and pals,” she had written. “It is a VERY arduous time for us as everyone knows Roger to be a lion, the king of all over the place he introduced himself. He’s a legend, a trailblazer, a [role] mannequin, a good friend to his communities. He’s my ‘Mr. Man.’ Please ship him your love.”

Mosley performed TC within the authentic Magnum P.I. reverse Tom Selleck for its eight seasons (1980-1988). He additionally visitor starred in two episodes of the CBS reboot as a special character, barber John BookyStephen Hill performs TC within the new sequence — in 2019 and 2021. (We’ll should see if it contains a tribute to the actor, because it has moved over to NBC for two extra seasons following cancellation.)

Mosley’s TV credit additionally embrace FCU: Reality Checkers Unit, Las Vegas, The District, Arli$$, Impolite Awakening, Walker, Texas Ranger, RoboCop, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Night time Court docket, and You Take the Youngsters.

His movie credit embrace Hammerlock, Letters from a Killer, A Skinny Line Between Love and Hate, Pentathlon, and Illegal Entry.

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