'Rockford Files' star James Garner dies at 86
James Garner, who was best known for his roles in long-running TV series 'The Rockford Files' and 'Maverick' has died aged 86.
West LA Division of the Los Angeles Police Department said that the American film and television actor, who had suffered ill health since a severe stroke in 2008, died of natural causes, and his body has been released to his family, the BBC reported.
Garner, who famously played the laconic private investigator Jim Rockford, had starred in 122 episodes of the hugely successful show from 1974 to 1980, and had won an Emmy for the role in 1977 and a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2005.
(Posted on 21-07-2014)