Roger E. Mosley, 'Magnum, P.I.' actor, dies at 83 after a car crash

Roger E. Mosley, best known for his role on the action crime series "Magnum, P.I.," has died. He was 83.

Mosley died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday as a  result of injuries he sustained in a car accident in Lynwood,  California, on Thursday, Mosley’s daughter Ch-a Mosley confirmed to USA  TODAY.

Born in LA on Dec. 18, 1938, to Eloise Harris, Mosley grew up in the Imperial Courts public housing in Watts.

The actor made his television debut on the crime drama "Longstreet" in  1971 and starred in a number of films throughout the '70s, including the  crime drama

His showbiz breakthrough, however, came in 1980 when he scored the role  of helicopter pilot Theodore "TC" Calvin on "Magnum, P.I.," which  starred Tom Selleck and John Hillerman.

The representation Mosley's "Magnum, P. I." character provided to the Black community was important to the LA native.

On social media Sunday, many shared fond memories of watching Mosley onscreen.

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