On Sunday (August 7) at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Roger E. Mosley, star ofMagnum, P.I.andLeadbellyfame, was paralyzed. Mosley was 83.
Ch-a Mosley, the late actors daughter, took to Facebook to say goodbye to her father on Thursday (August 4) and explained that she wanted to take this time to remember her father.
We would never remember such a talented guy. He would rejoice if he was done in his name. It is time to remember Ch-a who he most affectionately expressed on Facebook. I love you, lady. I will care for mommy, your love of over 60 years. She is compassionate and gentlemen. Rest easy.
Theodore T.C. Calvin, a professional helicopter pilot and close friend of Tom Sellecks Magnum, appeared on Magnum during the eight seasons. During his time on the show, the Los Angeles native fought to portray the Black experience as he saw it and didn't want to portray Hollywoods a dull Black character.
Roger said in an 1982 interview withEbony that he will never get high, smoke, or drink on the show, or in real life. That's what I expect Black children to see.
With his dramatic roles in Gordon Parks 1976 period drama Leadbelly, Mosley received acclaim for his portrayal of Huddie Ledbetter, with Roger Ebert calling his performance one of the best biographies of a musician he's ever seen.
In the 90s comedy Hangin with Mr. Cooper, Mosley appeared on other shows like Love Boat, Sanford and Son, Starsky, and Hutch.
VIBE condoleeses Roger E. Mosley's family and friends. He may come back to life.