‘Magnum, PI’ star Roger E. Mosley dies at 83 after car accident

Mosley died surrounded by family after being injured in a car crash last week that left him paralyzed from the shoulders up and in critical condition, actor Ch-a Mosley’s daughter said on Facebook on Saturday. No further details of the crash were available.
“We could never mourn such an amazing man. He would HATE to cry on his behalf. It’s time to celebrate the legacy he left for all of us,” his daughter said when announcing his death. “I love you Dad. You loved me too. My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will take care of Mom, your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. Rest be quiet.”
Mosley starred in more than 150 episodes of “Magnum, PI” alongside Tom Selleck in the crime adventure series, which aired for eight seasons from 1980 to 1988. Mosley also made a guest appearance in a more recent reboot of hit show, like another character, John Booky, according to his IMDb page.

In addition to “Magnum, PI,” the Los Angeles native starred as Coach Ricketts in the 1990s sitcom “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.”

He also appeared in “Sanford and Son”, “Love Boat”, “Kojak”, “The Rockford Files”, “Starsky and Hutch” and dozens of other television series.

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