Police said, actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died. He was 86. Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday, Garner was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening.