On Saturday, Hollywood leading man James Garner died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 86.
When the news broke, celebrities immediately took to Twitter to remember the man behind Maverick, The Rockford Files, and so much more. Here are just a few of those tributes:
RIP to a legend. James Garner was both a kind man and gifted actor. It was an honor to work with him on #TheNotebook. He will be missed.
— Nicholas Sparks (@NicholasSparks) July 20, 2014
Matt Weiner on casting Don Draper: “James Garner was the model. That’s who I wanted.”
— Brett Martin (@brettmartin) July 20, 2014
I think James Garner was my first crush.
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) July 20, 2014
— Garret Dillahunt (@garretdillahunt) July 20, 2014
The Great Escape Support Your Local Gunfighter/Sheriff The Americanization of Emily Rockford James Garner (1928-2014) The best good guy.
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner AKA The Scrounger. If you haven’t seen The Great Escape, today’s the day to see it. It’s maybe the best movie ever.
— Carter Bays (@CarterBays) July 20, 2014
RIP James Garner. Admired by all who knew him. When starring in Grand Prix the people around F1 said he had the talent to be a pro driver
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 20, 2014
So sad to hear that James Garner has gone. A real part of my childhood Rockford and the Maverick especially
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) July 20, 2014
James Garner was the coolest guy ever! Classy, handsome, effortless actor.I met him when he was shooting “Fire In the Sky” w/my ex-hsbnd.
— Marilu Henner (@TheRealMarilu) July 20, 2014
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of James Garner this morning.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) July 20, 2014
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 20, 2014
James Garner. RIP. I grew up on ‘The Rockford Files.’ Never a bad performance. He made it easy and it never is.
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) July 20, 2014
You know the old wheeze about actors who “make it look easy?”#JamesGarner invented that.
— Curtis Armstrong (@curtisisbooger) July 20, 2014
James Garner falls under the heading of, “They don’t make em like they used to” You were the fucking coolest. R.I.P my friend.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) July 20, 2014