Legendary Actor James Garner Dead at 86

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Legendary actor James Garner, star of Maverick, The Rockford Files, and The Notebook, has died at age 86. Via TMZ.

Law enforcement sources tell us an ambulance was dispatched to the actor’s home in Los Angeles around 8PM Saturday evening … and he was found dead when they arrived on scene.

James died of natural causes.

Garner was one of the first actors to amass success in both television and film … and he starred in a long list of classic films — as well as a co-starring role in the ’94 big screen version of “Maverick” starring Mel Gibson. Garner was the original Bret Maverick from 1957-1960 … as well as the same character in a short lived ’80s remake.

Garner, who was 86 years old, also played the older version of Ryan Gosling’s character in “The Notebook.”

A long and prolific career, James created several iconic characters for TV and movies in his lifetime. Rest in Peace, cowboy…

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