Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rockford Files' James Garner Dead at 86 - U.S. Korean War Veteran and Internationally Beloved Actor - James S. Rockford passes away!

James Garner, star of 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files,' dies at 86



James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy's Romance,” has died, police said. He was 86.
 
He was found dead of natural causes Saturday evening at his home in Brentwood, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.

Police responded to a call around 8 p.m. and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press.

There was no immediate word on a more specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in May 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday.

Although he was adept at drama and action, Garner was best known for his low-key, wisecracking style, especially with his hit TV series, “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files.”

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sad to say goodbye, but he lives on in digital/analog. A great actor, and by all accounts a great man. RIP Jimbo, say hi to Rocky.

Anonymous said...

I was just a kid when Rockford Files was on T.V. I started watching it on Netflix. Garner was perfect for the role.

Sad to hear of his passing.

Anonymous said...

So long Jim! Thanks for all the years of outstanding entertainment.

I bet the hand shaking line, up in Heaven, is pretty long.

Jeff(mozilla)

john public said...

Some great photos brings back memories the RF was one of my favorite shows as a kid. They don't make em like James Garner any more.