‘Magnum P.I.’ Actor Roger E. Mosley Dies At 83

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Roger E. Mosley, best known for his role in “Magnum P.I.,” died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after succumbing to injuries sustained in a car crash.

Mosley’s death was confirmed by his daughter, Ch-a Mosley, on social media. “He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully,” Ch-a wrote in her post on Facebook. “We could never mourn such an amazing man. He would HATE any crying done in his name,” she continued. “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.”

Just days prior to his death, Ch-a had updated fans telling them her father was “in a critical condition but fighting hard,” after a car crash on Aug. 4 that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down, according to Fox News. Ch-a added, “This is a VERY hard time for us as we all know Roger to be a lion, the king of everywhere he brought himself.” Ch-a went on to call him a “legend” and “trailblazer.”

The beloved actor most notably starred as the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin alongside Tom Selleck in 158 episodes of “Magnum P.I.,” according to Fox News. He is being remembered for his contributions to the world of entertainment and for his many acts of kindness.

In a previous Facebook post, Ch-a shared a touching tale about her father’s kindness toward others, saying “He has a little bag filled with Starbucks gift cards that he gives to people who’ve done good.”

Ch-a also shared that although “Magnum P.I.” has been off-air since 1988, her father was still receiving fan mail, with many asking for autographs from the actor. She added that her father inspired fans across the globe and was admired by many, according to her Facebook post. (RELATED: Tony Dow From ‘Leave It To Beaver’ Formally Pronounced Dead After False Death Report)

In addition to “Magnum P.I.,” Mosley also made memorable appearances in “The Love Boat,” “Sanford and Son,” “Kojak,” “Starsky and Hutch,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” according to Fox News. He leaves behind his wife, Antoinette “Toni,” and three children.