'Magnum P.I.' star Roger E. Mosley has died following a tragic car crash

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By stefan armitage

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Roger E. Mosley sadly passed away on Sunday (August 7) at the age of 83 following a tragic car crash.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by Mosley's daughter, Ch-a.

In a subsequent Facebook post, Ch-a paid tribute to her late father, writing: "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."

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BBC News reports that Mosley was involved in a crash in Lynnewood, Los Angeles, three days prior to his death.

Ch-a had previously provided an update on her father's condition following the crash, writing on Instagram: "Last week my dad, Roger E. Mosley, was involved in a major car accident that has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.

"He is in a critical condition and every effort is being made to care for him during this time. And he is constantly accompanied by family and friends."

Sadly, Roger - described as "a legend, a trailblazer, a roll model, and a friend to his communities" by his daughter - passed away on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Mosley is perhaps best known to fans as the helicopter pilot Theodore "TC" Calvin on the 1980s hit show Magnum, P.I.

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Per IMDb, Mosley appeared in 158 episodes of the show from 1980 to 1988. He would even have a small role in the 2019 modern Magnum P.I. reboot, playing John Booky.

As well as Magnum P.I., Mosley also appeared in some of America's most beloved television shows, including The Love Boat, Starsky and Hutch, Sandford and son, and Kojack.

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Mosley and Swayze in Letters From A Killer. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

On the big screen, Mosley will be remembered for his roles in movies like Letters From A Killer (1998) alongside Patrick Swayze, as well as his appearances in blaxploitation movies like The Mack (1973), Darktown Strutters (1975), and The River Niger (1976).

He also starred alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1977 biographical sports movie, The Greatest, in which, he played boxer Sonny Liston.

As well as his daughter Ch-a, Mosley is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Antoinette (“Toni”), son Brandonn, grandson Austin, and Rahsan, among his many nieces and nephews.

Our thoughts go out to Mosley's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

'Magnum P.I.' star Roger E. Mosley has died following a tragic car crash

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By stefan armitage

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Roger E. Mosley sadly passed away on Sunday (August 7) at the age of 83 following a tragic car crash.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by Mosley's daughter, Ch-a.

In a subsequent Facebook post, Ch-a paid tribute to her late father, writing: "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."

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Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

BBC News reports that Mosley was involved in a crash in Lynnewood, Los Angeles, three days prior to his death.

Ch-a had previously provided an update on her father's condition following the crash, writing on Instagram: "Last week my dad, Roger E. Mosley, was involved in a major car accident that has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.

"He is in a critical condition and every effort is being made to care for him during this time. And he is constantly accompanied by family and friends."

Sadly, Roger - described as "a legend, a trailblazer, a roll model, and a friend to his communities" by his daughter - passed away on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Mosley is perhaps best known to fans as the helicopter pilot Theodore "TC" Calvin on the 1980s hit show Magnum, P.I.

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Credit: Album / Alamy

Per IMDb, Mosley appeared in 158 episodes of the show from 1980 to 1988. He would even have a small role in the 2019 modern Magnum P.I. reboot, playing John Booky.

As well as Magnum P.I., Mosley also appeared in some of America's most beloved television shows, including The Love Boat, Starsky and Hutch, Sandford and son, and Kojack.

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Mosley and Swayze in Letters From A Killer. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

On the big screen, Mosley will be remembered for his roles in movies like Letters From A Killer (1998) alongside Patrick Swayze, as well as his appearances in blaxploitation movies like The Mack (1973), Darktown Strutters (1975), and The River Niger (1976).

He also starred alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1977 biographical sports movie, The Greatest, in which, he played boxer Sonny Liston.

As well as his daughter Ch-a, Mosley is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Antoinette (“Toni”), son Brandonn, grandson Austin, and Rahsan, among his many nieces and nephews.

Our thoughts go out to Mosley's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy