Actor James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dead at 86: TMZ.com

LOS ANGELES Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:28am EDT

Actor James Garner holds out his arms at the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in this February 5, 2005 file photo.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Actor James Garner holds out his arms at the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in this February 5, 2005 file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson/Files

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, the celebrity news website TMZ reported on Sunday.

Garner, who built a six-decade career playing ruggedly charming, good-natured anti-heroes and received the highest honor of the Screen Actors Guild in 2004, was found dead on Saturday evening by ambulance personnel sent to his Los Angeles home, TMZ said, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.

There was no immediate word on the cause or circumstances of his death, TMZ reported.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Comments (3)
tdfred wrote:
We lost a Good Guy. I thank him for hours of wonderful entertainment. Fred Claridge.

Jul 20, 2014 6:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawk56 wrote:
Ride on into the sunset.watched you as a kid at grandmas house,black and white tv.You’ve gave us your all.Thanks.

Jul 20, 2014 6:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JeffTym wrote:
Thank you for the memories Jimmy! Truly one of the good guys!

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