Roger E. Mosley, ‘Magnum, PI’ star, dies after car crash

Roger E. Mosley, an actor who appeared in the iconic 1980s crime drama “Magnum, PI,” died Sunday due to injuries suffered in a car accident last week, his daughter announced. He was 83.

Mosley, who played helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin on the hit series, died surrounded by family. He had been paralyzed from the shoulders down and in critical condition since the crash, his daughter Ch-a Mosley wrote on Facebook.

“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,” his daughter wrote.

Roger E. Mosley has passed away at the age of 83.
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Mosley in Magnum, PI alongside Tom Selleck.
Mosley starred in Magnum, PI for 8 seasons alongside Tom Selleck.
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Roger E. Mosley and Muhammad Ali stand face to face in a scene from the film "The Greatest:" in 1977.
Roger E Mosley and Muhammad Ali stand face to face in a scene from the film “The Greatest” in 1977.
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Fellow actor Richard Brooks paid respect to Mosley on Sunday.

“We’ve lost another great actor & legend today,” Brooks wrote on Twitter:.

“I enjoyed working with Roger so much. He really came through for me when I produced my first play. He was the best. Condolences to the Mosley family

Roger Mosley and Patrick Swayze in 1998's "Letters From a Killer."
Roger Mosley and Patrick Swayze in 1998’s “Letters From a Killer.”
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Mosley in the 1974 noir "McQ:" with John Wayne.
Mosley appeared in the 1974 noir “McQ” starring John Wayne.
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Mosley played helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin in Magnum, PI
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Mosley starred in the show alongside Tom Selleck for eight seasons from 1980 to 1988.

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