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James Garner Dead at 86

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By Shari Weiss

James Garner Dead

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James Garner is dead.

The legendary actor passed away on Saturday night.

He was 86.

Garner starred in two highly-successful television series, “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files,” in addition to a prolific film career.

He earned an Oscar nomination for Murphy’s Romance, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2005.

The year prior, Garner endeared himself to a new generation of fans as the older version of Ryan Gosling’s character in The Notebook.

The star suffered various health woes over the years, including a stroke in 2008, and he is believed to have died from natural causes.

Garner is survived by his wife and two daughters.

 


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