MAGNUM PI star Roger E. Mosley’s cause of death became known following his tragic death at 83.
Mosley was involved in a serious car accident last week that left him paralyzed before succumbing to his injuries, his daughter said.
Mosley appeared as Theodore “TC” Calvin alongside Tom Selleck in eight seasons of the iconic ’80s crime drama.
“Last week my father, Roger E. Mosley, was involved in a serious car accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down,” his daughter Ch-a Mosley said on Facebook.
“He is in critical condition but is fighting hard.”
Ch-a released the tragic update before later confirming his death to the Hollywood Reporter.
The actor’s Magnum PI character, Theodore, who ran a helicopter business, often helped Tom Selleck’s character, private investigator Thomas Magnum, get out of trouble by flying him over Hawaii.
Ch-a, announced her father passed away peacefully early Sunday morning surrounded by family and loved ones.
In a social media post, his daughter wrote: “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 dad
“You loved me too. My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will take care of mom, your love for almost 60 years.
“You raised me well and she is in good hands.
The California native’s biggest film role was in Leadbelly, which premiered in 1976.
Mosley portrayed Huddie Ledbetter in a biography of the folk singer.
He admitted that role was his favorite role in a 1982 issue of Ebony magazine.
Mosley took a hiatus from acting in 2010, but then came out of retirement to appear in a 2019 episode of the Magnum PI reboot titled A Kiss Before Dying.
Mosley has been in a relationship with Toni Laudermick since 1976 and they had Ch-a together.
The star had previously married Sandra Locke in 1960 but divorced two years later.
They also had two children together who they raise together, but this part of his life is very private.
The actor has also appeared on TV shows such as Night Court, Kung Fu, Starsky and Hutch, The Rockford Files, Baretta and Sanford and Son.
His films include The Mack, Hit Man, Sweet Jesus, Preacherman and Darktown Strutters to name a few.
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https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/5950448/roger-e-mosley-cause-of-death-magnum-pi-update/ Roger E. Mosley died after a car crash left the 83-year-old Magnum PI star paralyzed from the shoulders down, his daughter says