James Garner is probably best known for his work on the long running show “Rockford Files,” but he has a long list of movie and television credits, including the TV series “Maverick” and the 1963 movie “The Great Escape.”
Via The Guardian:
He was found dead on Saturday evening by ambulance personnel sent to his Los Angeles home, according to the celebrity news website TMZ, which cited unnamed law enforcement sources.
It said there was no immediate news on the cause or circumstances of his death.
Fans and friends tweeted their condolences:
— Lorraine (@lfay_lorraine) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner, a man who could make grocery shopping look like the coolest damn thing in the whole freaking world. pic.twitter.com/baQo59lbSw
— John McNee (@THEJohnMcNee) July 20, 2014
Via con dios, James Garner. Good run. RIP
— marc maron (@marcmaron) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner you were incredible in everything from The Great Escape to The Notebook and 8 Simple Rules I loved you in everything!
— Adele (@Adele94_) July 20, 2014
James Garner was cool because he never tried to be cool. RIP. http://t.co/RSOwuD4sDu
— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) July 20, 2014
This morning, I can just hear in my head Mike Post's brilliant theme for the Rockford Files. #RIP to the great James Garner.
— Rob Marchant (@rob_marchant) July 20, 2014
Rest In Peace, Pete… James Garner. April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014 http://t.co/GqaymzRJDx
— The Buxton Blog (@thebuxtonblog) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner at 86. What an incredible actor. Grew up watching him play Maverick and so many other great roles. He will be missed.
— Mike Mooneyham (@ByMikeMooneyham) July 20, 2014
Rest in peace.