“Magnum, P.I.” Star Roger E. Mosley Has Passed at The Age of 83

Roger E. Mosley, famous for his part in the action crime drama “Magnum, P.I.,” has passed away. He was 83.

Mosley passed away in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday as an outcome of the injuries he suffered in an accident with a car at Lynwood, California, on Thursday, the daughter of Mosley Ch-a Mosley confirmed to USA Today.

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Mosley was born in LA on the night of the 18th of December, 1938, and married Eloise Harris. Mosley lived in Imperial Courts public housing in Watts. Mosley made his TV debut on the crime drama “Longstreet” in 1971 and was in numerous films during the 1970s and ’80s, including the crime drama “Hit Man,” “The Mack” and the John Wayne drama “McQ.”

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However, Mosley did not leave the television world and was a regular in shows like “Kojak,” “The Rockford Files,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” “Sanford and Son,” “Kung Fu,” and “The Love Boat.”

His first big showbiz success came in 1980 when he was cast as helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin on “Magnum, P.I.,” in which he starred alongside Tom Selleck and John Hillerman.

Mosley’s “Magnum, P. I.” character gave for those in the Black community was significant for the LA natives.

In 1982 Mosley stated to Ebony in an interview, They (the Magnum writers) keep writing for me to smoke and drink, but I won’t do it. I do not take a hit, smoke or drink in the TV show or on the real world. “I never get high, smoke, or drink on the show or in real life. That’s not what I want Black kids to see.”

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