Roger E. Mosley, best known for his role on the legendary TV series Magnum PI, has died at the age of 83.
His daughter confirmed the 83-year-old star passed away over the weekend. No cause of death was given.
Announcing the news, his daughter Ch-a posted a tribute to her father, saying the actor was surrounded by his family when he died on Sunday morning.
She wrote in a Facebook statement: “Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your ‘Coach Mosley’, your ‘TC’ of Magnum PI, passed away at 1:17 am.
“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 daddy. you loved me too My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will take care of mom, your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. Sleep calmly.’
Mosley was known for his portrayal of Theodore “TC” Calvin in the original ’80s Magnum PI series, which starred Tom Selleck.
His character ran a helicopter business and was often on hand to help Tom’s lead private investigator get out of trouble on the Hawaiian island.
Aside from Magnum PI, in which Mosley starred for over eight years and returned in a cameo role for the reboot, he’s also had credits on iconic shows like Love Boat, Starsky and Hutch, and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Aside from television, he has an extensive film roster under his belt, including McQ with John Wayne, The Greatest and A Thin Line Between Love & Hate alongside Martin Lawrence.
Before his death, Ch-a reflected on lessons she learned about her father that made her smile, such as how he has a “little pocket full of Starbucks gift cards that he gives to people who have done good “.
Ch-a continued, “Magnum PI hasn’t aired since 1988 (although it continues to be syndicated). He still gets fan mail from his role as “TC”. He has inspired SO people internationally and to this day they send him autograph cards and stuff to sign.
“While times are tough now, the life he has led is incredible for a black boy who was raised in Watts, Ca.”
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