Roger E. Mosley, Magnum, P.I.’s Theodore ‘T.C.’ Calvin, Dead at 83 – IOTW Report

Roger E. Mosley, Magnum, P.I.’s Theodore ‘T.C.’ Calvin, Dead at 83


Roger E. Mosley, best known for playing helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin on the CBS crime drama Magnum, P.I., died early Sunday morning. He was 83.

His daughter, Ch-a Mosley, confirmed the news via Facebook writing: “He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully. 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.”

No cause of death was given, however, his daughter also posted early Saturday morning that the actor was involved in a recent car accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down and in critical condition.

Mosley starred on the original Magnum P.I. for all of its eight year run between 1980 and 1988. He appeared in 158 episodes (of 162) opposite Tom Selleck. Mosley’s character ran a helicopter business in the show, and was often helping Magnum escape danger by flying him all over Hawai’i. The actor later returned to the rebooted series in 2019 for a cameo, albeit, as a different character named John Booky. more here

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10 Comments on Roger E. Mosley, Magnum, P.I.’s Theodore ‘T.C.’ Calvin, Dead at 83

  1. Loved his character, loved the series. The good old days before BO Rock reintroduced racism back into our country and our culture.

  2. Fair winds and unlimited visibility.

  3. Hey oldcoot – I think the same way. The wife and I watch a lot of old tv shows from the 70s and 80s on the streaming services. We’re now half way through the 8 seasons of The Waltons. The great thing about those old shows is there are no perverts in them, and if there are, they are the bad guys!

  4. His daughter’s tribute was beautiful. He must have been a wonderful model for her. Our children are truly our most important gift to the world, and he has left a great gift in her.

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