Roger Earl Mosley, who played ‘T.C. in ‘Magnum P.I.,’ dies at age 83 after car crash in Los Angeles area, family announces

LOS ANGELES — Actor Roger Earl Mosley, best known for his role on the hit series Magnum PI, has died at the age of 83, according to his family.

Mosley played helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin on the show, which aired on CBS from 1980 to 1988. He portrayed a former Marine who ran a helicopter and tour service in Hawaii and often flew Tom Selleck’s private investigator over the islands to help him solve cases.

Mosley also appeared in the rebooted version of “Magnum PI” in 2019. During his long career, he appeared in several films and series such as “Night Court”, “Kung Fu” and “Sanford and Son”. He also reunited with his former co-star in an episode of “Las Vegas,” in which Selleck portrayed the owner of the Montecito casino.

Roger E. Mosley

Roger E. Mosley

Roger E. Mosley arrives at the TV Land Awards on Sunday April 19, 2009 in Universal City.

AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Mosley’s family say he was involved in a car accident in the Lynwood area last week that left him paralyzed in hospital. His daughter announced on Facebook that Mosley passed away on Sunday.

His daughter Ch-a Mosley wrote: “He was surrounded by his family as he peacefully transcended. We could never mourn the loss of such an amazing man. He would HATE any crying on his behalf. It’s time to celebrate the legacy he left for all of us. i love you dad you loved me too My heart is heavy, but I am strong.”

His family says he still receives fan mail and autograph requests from his role as TC

Mosley grew up in the Los Angeles area and continues to live there. He and his wife Antoinette Laudermick were together for almost 60 years and had three children together.

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