Actor Roger E. Mosley passes away after a car accident
Los Angeles, California - Actor Roger E. Mosley, who was best known for playing the good-natured helicopter pilot Theodore Calvin on the 1980s hit show Magnum, P.I., has died. He was 83.
Mosley's daughter, Ch-a Mosley, announced that the actor died Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident last week.
Citing Ch-a Mosley's Facebook post from Saturday, CNN reported that the car crash had left the actor paralyzed from the shoulders down and in critical condition.
"He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully. We could never mourn such an amazing man," Ch-a Mosley wrote on Facebook Sunday. She continued, "He would HATE any crying done in his name. It is time to celebrate the legacy he left for us all. My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will care for mommy, your love of almost 60 years."
Roger E. Mosley was married to his wife Antoinette for almost 60 years. He is also survived by his daughter Ch-a, son Brandonn, grandsons Austin and Rahsan, and many nieces and nephews, The Hollywood Reporter noted.
Mosley starred in numerous movies and TV shows, but the actor is best known for his role as Theodore "T.C." Calvin in the television crime adventure series Magnum, P.I. The hit show starring Tom Selleck (77) ran for eight seasons from 1980 to 1988. Mosley appeared in more than 150 episodes.
The actor also made an appearance in the recent reboot of the show, not as the beloved pilot TC but instead as John Booky.
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