Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Roger E. Mosley (‘Magnum P.I.’) Dies At 83 from Car Crash Injuries

Roger E Mosley - Getty
Roger E Mosley – Getty

*Sadly we must report that Roger E. Mosley, who’s most known for his role as ‘TC’ Calvin on the classic CBS crime-drama series ‘Magnum P.I.‘ has died. He was 83

The veteran actor died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. from injuries he sustained in a car crash Thursday. He was surrounded by family and loved ones … according to his daughter, Ch-a, who posted a tribute to her dad while announcing the sad news.

She writes, “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.”

After the crash, which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down, Mosley was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and then transferred to Cedars-Sinai. His death was first reported by Rich Gonzalez of PrepCalTrack, which covers high school track and field in California, reports the LA Times.

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Mosley, who was born in Los Angeles and attended Jordan High School, will perhaps best be remembered as Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin in the OG ‘Magnum’ series of the ’80s, opposite Tom Selleck, notes TMZ. His character ran a helicopter business in the show, and was often helping the lead man get out of a jam by transporting him all over the island.

“Magnum” reboot star Stephen Hill, who plays the updated version of T.C. Calvin, posted a tribute to Instagram Sunday to commemorate Mosley’s life.

“Rest In Power to the King, Father, Husband, Friend, Trailblazer, Black Power-Man, Coach, Gentleman, Powerhouse Talent, and Mentor Roger E. Mosley,” he wrote. “We have all been honored by the example of your life.”

Moseley actually portrayed two other characters within the same franchise, and acted on ‘MPI’ for a total of 8 years, with 158 episodes under his belt. Moseley also dabbled in several other hit TV series as well throughout the years … not to mention some films here and there too.

Roger E. Mosley
Roger E. Mosley

In addition to “Magnum, P.I.,” he appeared on “Night Court,” “Kung Fu,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Kojak,” “The Rockford Files,” “Baretta” and Sanford and Son, “Thin Line Between Love and Hate” among other shows.

On the big screen, his film roles included 1974’s “McQ” with John Wayne, 1977’s “Semi-Tough” with Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson, 1990’s “Heart Condition” with Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins, and 1994’s “Pentathlon” with Dolph Lundgren.

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