‘Magnum P.I.’ star Roger Earl Mosley died at 83, according to his family.
Theodore “T.C.” Calvin was played by Mosley in the show, which ran from 1980 to 1988 on CBS. Tom Selleck’s private investigator relied on him to fly him around the Hawaiian islands, where he operated a helicopter and tour service.
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Mosley had a role in the rebooted “Magnum P.I.” in 2019. While he has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including “Night Court,” Kung Fu, and Sanford & Son,” over the course of his long career, “Las Vegas” also reunited him with his former co-star, Selleck, who played the Montecito casino’s owner.
Roger Earl Mosley Dies At 83
A car accident in the Lynwood area last week left Mosley paralyzed, according to his family. His daughter reported his death on Facebook.
Ch-a Mosley, his daughter, wrote: “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.”
Relatives of the actor say that he still receives letters from people who remember him as T.C.
Sad to hear of #RogerEMosley passing. Next to Higgins, “TC” was my favorite #MagnumPI character. pic.twitter.com/JugGKTbuDi
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Mosley was raised in the Los Angeles area and has remained there ever since. His wife, Antoinette Laudermick, and they had three children together for nearly 60 years.
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