Oscar-nominated actor James Garner, who played the older Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, died at age 86 in his Los Angeles home Saturday.
According to TMZ, The Rockford Files star was already dead - of an unknown cause - when the ambulance arrived around 8PM.
The acting veteran's final screen role was opposite Abigail Breslin in the 2007 family drama The Ultimate Gift.
James is survived by his longtime wife Lois - whom he wed in 1956 - and their 56-year-old daughter Greta 'Gigi' Garner.
Garner had suffered a stroke in 2008 and he had heart surgery in 1988.
James was famous for playing gun-slinger Bret Maverick in the 1957 western TV series as well as the 1994 film version.
Garner also starred in The Great Escape in 1963, Victor Victoria in 1982, Murphy's Romance in 1985, and Space Cowboys in 2000.
Born in Oklahoma as the youngest of three, the legendary actor was also a serviceman for the Merchant Marines, the National Guard, and the Army where he was awarded two purple hearts in Korea.