Roger E. Mosley, an actor, writer, and director died on August 7 at the age of 83. On social media, his daughter verified the news, writing,
“Roger E. Mosley, my father, your buddy, your ‘coach Mosley,’ your ‘TC’ from Magnum P.I., died at 1:17 a.m. today.” He passed away gently, surrounded by family. We could never grieve such a wonderful guy. He would despise any tears in his name.”
She went on,
“It is time to honor the legacy he has left for us all.” I adore you, papa. You adored me as well. My heart is heavy, yet I am courageous. I will look after mama, your almost 60-year devotion. You did an excellent job raising me, and she is in good hands. “Take it easy.”
Mosley died three days later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from injuries incurred in an automobile accident in Lynwood, California. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down and in serious condition as a result of the accident.
Roger E. Mosley’s net worth
Roger Earl Mosley rose to prominence as helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin in the CBS detective drama Magnum, P.I. From 1980 until 1988, the program ran for eight seasons. The Leadbelly star’s net worth is believed to be approximately $3 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth. Although precise information on his assets is not accessible, he made a lot through his job in the entertainment sector since he was a well-known name for a long period.
The Los Angeles, California native grew up in the Watts neighborhood’s Imperial Courts public housing and attended Jordan High School. He made his cinematic debut as a Monk in Terminal Film, a 1973 action-drama thriller starring Phyllis Davis, Don Marshall, Ena Hartman, and Tom Selleck. The next year, he founded the Watts Repertory Company.
Roger E. Mosley rose to prominence as the lead in the 1976 film Leadbelly, in which he played American folk and blues artist and composer Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter. From 1980 through 1988, he appeared on Magnum, P.I., and in the fifth season of the NBC comedy-drama Las Vegas, playing a buddy of Montecito owner A.J. Cooper.
He then featured in an episode of Magnum, P.I. revival in March 2019. He continued to appear as a guest star in series such as Night Court, Starsky & Hutch, The Rockford Files, Sanford and Son, and others. He appeared in shows such as Roots: The Next Generations and The Mack, as well as blaxploitation films such as Hit Man, Sweet Jesus, Darktown Strutters, and others.
Other films in which Roger E. Mosley appeared include McQ, The Greatest, Semi-Tough, Pentathlon, and others. He also rose to prominence as a famous guest on The $25,000 Pyramid from 1983 to 1985.