It's confirmed that the original Bret Maverick depicter passed away at his home in Los Angeles Saturday, July 19.
Hollywood is mourning the loss of legendary actor James Garner. Police confirmed the iconic actor known as the original Bret Maverick on a classic TV series of the same name had died of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. He was 86.
Police responded to a call Saturday evening, July 19 and an ambulance was dispatched to Garner's house, but it was too late when they arrived. There was no immediate word on the specific cause of the actor's death, but he had stroke several years ago.
Garner was also famous for his role on "The Rockford Files" and won an Emmy for Best Actor in 1977. He also received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, thanks to his role in 1985's "Murphy's Romance" opposite Sally Field.
The late actor played the older version of Ryan Gosling's character in 2004's hit film "The Notebook". In 2005, he received Lifetime Achievement Award from Screen Actors Guild Awards and got nominated for best supporting actor.
According to variety, he is survived by his wife, Lois, whom he was married to since 1956; daughter Greta "Gigi" Garner; and adopted daughter Kimberly from Lois' previous marriage.