Roger E. Mosley, actor on 'Magnum, P.I.,' died at the age of 83.

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Roger E. Mosley, who played Theodore "T.C." Calvin, a helicopter pilot and friend of

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Tom Selleck's character on the original Magnum, P.I., died on Sunday. He was 83.

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Mosley died three days earlier at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from

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injuries sustained in a car accident in Lynwood, California, according to his daughter, Ch-a.

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On the big screen, Mosley was most memorable as blues and folk singer Huddie Ledbetter ("The

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Midnight Special") in Gordon Parks' period piece Leadbelly (1976). Roger Ebert wrote in his review that 

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Mosley played the part "with great strength" and that the film was "one of the best

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biographies of a musician I've ever seen." Mosley was also a standout in blaxploitation films, portraying the

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enraged brother of the recently released Goldie (Max Julien) in The Mack (1973) and starring in Hit Man (1972).

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