Magnum actor Roger E. Mosley dies at 83

Paralyzed from the shoulders, following a car accident, he was placed at the Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles before succumbing to his injuries on Sunday.

Actor Roger E. Mosley, famous for his role as Theodore “TC” Calvin, Tom Selleck’s sidekick, in the hit 1980s series Magnum, is dead. He was 83 years old.

As her daughter points out on Facebook, the actor was injured in a car accident in Lynwood, on the west coast of the United States last week. Paralyzed from the shoulders, he was placed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles before succumbing to his injuries on Sunday.

However, no details regarding the circumstances of this car accident have been communicated.

Real helicopter pilot

If he began his career in the early 70s, Roger E. Mosley made a name for himself on television thanks to the series Magnum where embodies the helicopter pilot Theodore Calvin, alias TC from the first season.

Friend of Thomas Magnum, Rick and Higgins, his character appeared between 1980 and 1988 in no less than 156 episodes out of the 162 in the television show. For one episode of season 7, he will even be a screenwriter and also try his hand at directing the twentieth episode of season 4. Helicopter pilot in real life, he has however never carried out real flights in Magnum.

“We will never be able to mourn such an amazing man. He would hate to have people cry about him. It’s time to celebrate the legacy he left for all of us,” his daughter posted on Facebook announcing his death.

Outraged MagnumRoger E. Mosley played in many cult series of the years 2000-2010: washington police, Las Vegas, Starsky and Hutch or Walker, Texas Ranger. He also made an appearance in a reboot of Magnum aired in 2018 on CBS, in the shoes of a new character, John Booky.