‘Magnum, P.I.’ Star Dies Following Paralyzing Crash

Photo edit of the cast of 'Magnum, P.I.' Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.
Photo edit of the cast of 'Magnum, P.I.' Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.

Roger E. Mosley, famous for his portrayal of Theodore “T.C.” Calvin in the popular television series Magnum P.I. from the 1980s, met a tragic fate following a devastating car collision that rendered him paralyzed. The crime-based drama, featuring Tom Selleck in the role of Thomas Sullivan Magnum, garnered immense acclaim throughout its airing from 1980 to 1988. Over time, the show mourned the loss of various cast members, including Mosley.

In Magnum P.I., Mosley embodied the character of T.C., a local pilot and a trusted comrade of Magnum. Alongside individuals like Larry Manetti’s Rick and John Hillerman’s Higgins, T.C. supported Magnum by employing his piloting and combat expertise to crack cases. Mosley’s captivating portrayal of T.C. earned him acclaim, establishing him as a cherished member of the Magnum P.I. ensemble.

On August 7, 2022, reports emerged of Mosley succumbing to injuries sustained in a car collision in Lynwood, California. The accident rendered him paralyzed from the neck down, resulting in his demise three days later. Mosley’s daughter, Ch-a Mosley, conveyed this news on Facebook, urging fans to commemorate her father’s legacy rather than mourn. She expressed her affection for him and assured everyone of her commitment to caring for her mother.

“He would HATE any crying done in his name. It is time to celebrate the legacy he made for 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.”

Tom Selleck, who shared a profound bond with Mosley, conveyed his sorrow upon receiving the news. He reminisced about the cherished moments they had experienced together and wished his dear friend a serene rest. The loss of Roger E. Mosley devastated the Magnum P.I. community and left a void in the hearts of fans who admired his talent and contributions to the show.

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