Original ‘Magnum P.I.’ Star Roger E. Mosley Dies
At the age of 83, Roger E. Mosley passed away. He was most remembered for his role as helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin in the first season of Magnum P.I.
On August 7, his daughter Ch-a Mosley shared the news via a message on Facebook. “At 1:17 a.m., Roger E. Mosley, my father, your buddy, your ‘coach Mosley,’ your ‘TC,’ from Magnum P.I., died away. He passed away quietly, surrounded by family, she wrote. “We could never be sad for such a wonderful guy. Any wailing made in his honour will TERRORISE him. It is time to honour the legacy he has left for all of us. I cherish you, Daddy. You also adored me. Although my heart is heavy, I am strong. Your almost 60-year love, mama, will be taken care of by me. She is in wonderful hands, thanks to the way you raised me. Take it easy.
Her father had been involved in “a terrible vehicle accident that has left him paraplegic from the shoulders down,” she had previously written on August 6 in a prior post. “He is battling valiantly despite his grave condition. We’re doing all we can to take care of him right now. And relatives and friends are always with him,” she had stated. We all know Roger to be a lion, the ruler of everything he brought himself, thus this is a really difficult moment for us. He is revered in his communities and is known as a pioneer, role model, and trailblazer. To me, he is “Mr. Man.” Please convey your affection to him.
For eight seasons, Mosley costarred with Tom Selleck as TC in the first season of Magnum P.I. (1980-1988). Additionally, in 2019 and 2021, he appeared as a guest appearance in two episodes of the CBS relaunch as barber John Booky (TC is played by Stephen Hill in the new series). (We’ll have to see whether it pays honour to the actor; it was cancelled and then transferred to NBC for two more seasons.)
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit, Las Vegas, The District, Arli$$, Rude Awakening, Walker, Texas Ranger, RoboCop, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Night Court, and You Take the Kids are just a few of Mosley’s other notable TV appearances.
Hammerlock, Letters from a Killer, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Pentathlon, and Unlawful Entry are just a few of the movies he has worked on.