Stars Pay Tribute to James Garner
Stars are taking to Twitter to pay tribute to James Garner, who died on Saturday at age 86. The actor’s decades-spanning career led to hundreds of Hollywood co-stars and even more fans. Kaley Cuoco, who starred alongside Garner on “8 Simple Rules,” tweeted the photo at right. “I say this with a heavy broken heart. Was an honor working beside u receiving ur bear hugs every day,” wrote the actress.
Gena Rowlands, Garner’s co-star in The Notebook, tells Gossip Cop in a statement, “Jim was one of the most generous and brilliant actors that I ever had the honor to work with. His easy manner and dedication to his craft was a reward not only to those that he worked with, but also to fans all over the world whom he cherished.” She adds, “I will always be grateful for his friendship and his deep kindness and humor.” Check out some more reflections below, and come back for updates.
I say this with a heavy broken heart.was an honor working beside u receiving ur bear hugs every day. u Grampa Jim pic.twitter.com/twYRUG6w0B
— Kaley Cuoco Sweeting (@KaleyCuoco) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner. Admired by all who knew him. When starring in Grand Prix the people around F1 said he had the talent to be a pro driver
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 20, 2014
Away from home; can’t sleep. Now sad to read my dear friend & costar James Garner passed. RIP sweet Jim Rockford. XX pic.twitter.com/WUHJ2ic59z
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) July 20, 2014
Very sorry to hear that actor James Garner has died. He and Waylon Jennings were good friends. The Rockford Files was 1 of my favorite shows
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) July 20, 2014
James Gardner will always be remembered for HOW HE LIVED not just his work as an actor. Thoughts/Prayers w/ his family #RIP #JamesGarner
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) July 20, 2014
Aw man…Legend #JamesGarner has died. This makes me sad. What a long, wonderful life. Rest in peace.
— emma caulfield (@emmacaulfield) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner! http://t.co/76xynmUto3
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner
— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) July 20, 2014
James Garner, star of TV and film, dies at 86 http://t.co/racYfPOVm4 via @USATODAY – RIP to a great man!
— Sheryl Underwood (@sherylunderwood) July 20, 2014
So sad to hear that James Garner has gone. A real part of my childhood Rockford and the Maverick especially
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) July 20, 2014
“The industry is like it always has been. It’s a bunch of greedy people,” James Garner told The Los Angeles Times in 1990. RIP
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) July 20, 2014
James Garner. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/1g8Yy4nxFa
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) July 20, 2014
James Garner RIP. What an amazing career.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) July 20, 2014
R.I.P. James Garner.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 20, 2014
Lucky 2 have met charmer James Garner at “8 Simple Rules” when I’d stopped by to say hi to @KaleyCuoco, @Amy_Davidson and @KateySagal. #RIP
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 20, 2014
James Garner falls under the heading of, “They don’t make em like they used to” You were the fucking coolest. R.I.P my friend.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) July 20, 2014
#JamesGarner as #JimRockford Loved him. Loved the car. Loved the show. pic.twitter.com/8dVyaZmJFS
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) July 20, 2014
Ease into the week with a Sunday night viewing of “Victor/Victoria” – featuring the just dearly departed Legend James Garner. Rest in Peace
— Haley Joel Osment (@HaleyJoelOsment) July 20, 2014
Very privileged to work with this incredibly talented actor early in my career. He will be loved and… http://t.co/jbFc7pTKos
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner. What a legend. pic.twitter.com/QOsaBrauf9
— Johnny Knoxville (@realjknoxville) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner. #Legend
— Peter Facinelli (@peterfacinelli) July 20, 2014
Comedy, drama. Movies and TV movies. Did series when it wasn’t cool and made them iconic. Never stooped to “acting! ” James Garner: my hero.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 20, 2014
Damn sad to hear about James Garner passing away.. One of my favorite actors ever. Always wanted to meet him…
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 20, 2014
James Garner #RIP
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) July 21, 2014
A great guy and a great actor passed away today – James Garner. A dear man…Rest in peace, James.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) July 21, 2014