Rockford Files US actor James Garner dies aged 86

US actor James Garner - best known for his roles in Maverick, The Rockford Files and the Great Escape, has died aged 86

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James Garner had suffered ill health since having stroke

US actor James Garner, who died aged 86, had been in ill health since suffering a stroke four years ago.

No further details of the circumstances of the Emmy winning star's death have emerged.

Garner was best known for his roles in Maverick, The Rockford Files and the Great Escape, and more recently alongside Ryan Gosling in The Notebook.

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