Magnum PI star Roger E. Mosley has sadly died aged 83, along with his daughter confirming the news in a moving tribute to her late father. His daughter Ch-a announced that her father had died “peacefully” over the weekend.
She wrote on Facebook: “Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your ‘coach Mosley’ your ‘TC’ from Magnum P.I., passed away at 1:17am.
“He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully.
“We could never mourn such an incredible man,” she continued.
“He would HATE any crying done in his name.
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The actor was born in LA and started his acting profession in 1972, playing a truck driver in The Latest Centurions.
From there he went on to star as Monk in 1973’s Terminal Island, before landing his big break in 1976.
The star played the titular character of the hit Leadbelly, which followed the lifetime of the eponymous musician.
Roger also starred in movies including The Biggest (1977), The White Lions (1981), Illegal Entry (1992) and Letters from a Killer (1998).
Fans took to social media to pay tribute to the late actor, with Phil writing: “RIP Roger E Mosley. A fantastic actor and it was good to see him on the reboot of Magnum PI.”
Corinne added: “We are going to always remember our great original TC. RIP Roger. E. Mosley by flying to the celebrities.” (sic)
Stephen Hill tweeted: “Shout out to Roger E. Mosley who told me he would read books on the show because a black man with a book in his hand on TV was rare on the time.”
While Philip Michaels reminisced about Magnum PI, penning: “A lot of my Magnum PI enjoyment comes from Roger E. Mosley, the unsung comic hero of many a scene on that show.”