Legendary actor James Garner dead

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 20, 2014, 17:01 PM IST

Los Angeles: Legendary Hollywood actor James Garner, known for his roles in movies like `The Rockford Files` and `The Notebook`, is dead. He was 86.

Garner died Saturday, but the cause of his death is not known yet, suggest reports.

The law enforcement sources said an ambulance was dispatched to the actor`s home here around 8 p.m. Saturday evening and he was dead when they arrived on scene.

Garner was one of the first actors to amass success in both television and film and he starred in a lot of classics.

Known for the comedy series `Maverick`, in which he played Bret Maverick from 1957-1960, the actor even acted in the 1994 big screen version of `Maverick`, which starred Mel Gibson in the lead role.