James Garner Dead at 86
Found dead of natural causes in his California home last night
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2014 5:54 AM CDT
James Garner poses during an interview in New York in this June 2, 1989 file photo.   (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)

(Newser) – James Garner, the actor best known for his laconic parts in Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died at age 86, reports the AP, citing Los Angeles police. He was found dead at his home in Brentwood last night around 8pm. "Mr Garner died of natural causes," say police, who the BBC notes have already released his body to family; Garner had been in ill health since suffering a stroke in 2008. Garner was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 1985's Murphy's Romance and won three Golden Globes over the course of his career.

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Jul 22, 2014 1:26 AM CDT
rest in peace and thanks for the many wonderful memories of the t.v. tube.
Jul 21, 2014 8:36 PM CDT
Rest in Peace Jim, it was always a pleasure watching you work. Thanks for the memories.
Jul 21, 2014 7:26 PM CDT
I missed this story till a few mins back. Vale, sir. You were loved by many, including my brother & me who were voracious Rockford fans.