Roger E. Mosley, ‘Magnum P.I.’ actor, dies at 83

He played Tom Selleck’s helicopter-pilot sidekick, Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, and appeared in many other TV series during the 1970s.

American actor and director Roger E. Mosley (1938-2022), sits in his helicopter in August 1992 in Silverlake, California. Mosley played the helicopter pilot Theodore T.C. Calvin in the original CBS television series Magnum, P.I. (Photo by Bill Nation/Sygma via Getty Images) (William Nation, 1992 William Nation)

Roger E. Mosley, best known for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin in the CBS television series “Magnum P.I.,” died early Sunday. He was 83 years old. No further details about Mosley’s death were available.

Mosley’s daughter confirmed the news of his death through a tribute post on her Facebook.

“Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your ‘coach Mosley’ your ‘TC’ from Magnum P.I., passed away at 1:17am,” she wrote. “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.”

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