| James Garner [Photo: Mtime.com]
BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick", who went on to a long career in both TV and films, has died.
He was 86.
Authorities say he died of natural causes at his Brentwood, California home Saturday evening.
There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in May 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday.
Garner was best known for his witty, low-key style, especially with the American TV series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files."
Among his many big-screen appearances, he's known to younger generations for playing the older version of Ryan Gosling's character in the 2004 tearjerker, "The Notebook."