|Actor James Garner dies at 86|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
James Garner, a master of light comedy who shot to fame in the 1950s as the charming and dry-witted gambler on the RV western “Maverick” and later won an Emmy as the unconventional Los Angeles private eye on “The Rockford Files,” has died. He was 86.
Garner died Saturday at his home, his publicist Jennifer Allen said. Garner, who lived in Los Angeles, underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery in 1988 and suffered a stroke in 2008. He had been in poor health for some time but the cause of his death was not immediately known.
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