James Garner, best known for his work on TV's "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files" as well as many motion pictures, died Saturday at his home in Brentwood, CA.

Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez told the Associated Press that the 86-year-old actor was found dead of natural causes.

Garner had been in frail health since suffering a stroke shortly after his 80th birthday.

Aside from his roles on television, Garner had a stellar career in movies such as "The Great Escape", "Support Your Local Gunfighter" and "Murphy's Romance" for which he received his only Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also appeared in "The Notebook" where he narrated the film from the perspective of Ryan Gosling's character as an elderly man.