Hollywood actor James Garner, star of The Rockford Files and The Notebook has died at the age of 86, according to reports.
Garner was found dead when an ambulance arrived at his Los Angeles home around 8pm on Saturday, TMZ reports.
The iconic actor — one of the first actors to excel in both film and television — starred in a long list of classics during his lengthy career.
He was best-known for his role as Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files detective series.
He co-starred in the 1994 big-screen version of Maverick with Mel Gibson.
He was the original Bret Maverick in the TV series Maverick from 1957 to 1960.
Garner also played the older version of Ryan Gosling’s character in The Notebook.
Born in Oklahoma in 1928, he changed his last name from Bumgarner to Garner after a Hollywood studio credited him as “James Garner” without permission.
He and his wife Lois — who he wed in 1956 just two weeks after they met — had one of Hollywood’s longest marriages.
The cause of death is not yet known.
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