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Actor Roger E. Mosley (pictured) passed away early on Sunday, August 7, 2022. He was most remembered for playing Theodore “TC” Calvin, a helicopter pilot, in the CBS television series “Magnum P.I.” Age-wise, he was 83 when he died. There are currently no other facts provided regarding Mosley’s passing.
A memorial post on her Facebook by Mosley’s daughter (one of his three children) served as confirmation of the news of his passing. Her message reads as follows:
“Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your ‘coach Mosley’ your ‘TC’ from Magnum P.I., passed away at 1:17am,” 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. I will care for mommy, your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. Rest easy.”
Mosley’s fame primarily came his co-starring role with Tom Selleck in the first season of “Magnum P.I.” during the 1980s. In all, Mosley appeared in 158 segments of the action sitcom. He made a cameo appearance as the new T.C.’s barber for the sitcom’s 2018 CBS re-launch.
Mosley appeared on a number of other television programs, in particular, with respect to “Magnum, P.I.,” including “Love Boat,” “Night Gallery,” “Sanford and Son,” “Kung Fu,” “Kojak,” “McCloud,” “The Rockford Files,” “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “You Take the Kids,” “Night Court,” “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” “Walker,” “Texas Ranger,” “Rude Awakening,” and “Fact Checkers Unit.”
For his work on Blaxploitation movies including “The Mack,” “Hit Man,” “Sweet Jesus,” “Preacherman,” “Darktown Strutters,” and “The River Niger,” Mosley is recognized in the film industry. Additionally, he portrayed one of the lead parts in Michael Mann’s feature debut, the 1979 television movie “The Jericho Mile.”