Recent news update revealed that Actor Roger E. Mosley, died aged 83 who appeared in all 8 seasons of the original Magnum P.I.
The most important and renowned characters played by him were Theodore “T.C” Calvin, the helicopter pilot along with the friend of Tom Selleck’s character.
Mosley died from severe injuries because of the car accident in Lynwood, Los Angeles last that happened last week. Moreover, the daughter of Roger E. Mosley Ch-a, also told the followers regarding the car crash, and confirmed his death to the Hollywood Reporter.
She later wrote on Facebook: “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.”
His friend Tina Andrews tweeted: “What a sweet man, and a fine actor who gave great parties. RIP, Roger. You were loved and shall be missed.”
Mosley played musician Huddie Ledbetter, known for The Midnight Special, in 1976’s Leadbelly – a performance that critics praised.
Mosley was working on films at the time and did not want a job on a television show, but his agent talked him into doing the Magnum pilot.
As Mosley remembered it, his agent told him: “‘It’s starring this guy Tom Selleck. Tom Selleck has made about five pilot shows … and none of them has sold.
“‘So here’s what you do, Roger: sign up for the show, go over to Hawaii, they’ll treat you good for the 20 days it will take to shoot the [pilot], you’ll get a lot of money, and then you come home. A show with Tom Selleck always fails, and you’ll be fine.'”
Mosley then joked: “Well, eight-and-a-half years later… “
The actor felt strongly that his character should be a university graduate, a lover of books and poetry and a guy who didn’t party.
“They [the Magnum writers] keep writing for me to smoke and drink, but I won’t do it,” he said in a 1982 interview in Ebony. “I never get high, smoke or drink on the show or in real life. That’s not what I want black kids to see.” Mosley has left acting for the past few years and mostly stopped appearing in TV shows and movies around 2010.