Actor James Garner Found Dead at 86

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Actor James Garner Found Dead at 86

By Genevieve Burgess | Trade News | July 20, 2014 | Comments ()


Actor James Garner, best known for his portrayals of Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford, was found dead in his home on Saturday night. Garner was 86 years old. The LAPD have stated that he died of “natural causes” though more specific information is not currently available.

While his best known work was in the 70s and 80s, Garner was working up until 2010. His most recent credit is as the voice of Shazam in the DC Showcase series, though he also had a recurring role in 8 Simple Rules and provided the voice of Doron in Battle for Terra. He was also in 2004’s The Notebook.

In addition to his work in film and television, Garner also served in the Korean War and was awarded two purple hearts for injuries sustained while serving there. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois Clarke, and their two daughters, Kim Clarke and Greta Garner.

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