It’s always sad to see a legend go, no matter how old they are. James Garner— best known by this generation as the older Noah Calhoun in the film adaptation of ‘The Notebook’ and Grandpa Jim on ‘8 Simple Rules’— has died at the age of 86.
Garner died of natural causes. His career as an actor spanned across five decades and more than 80 movies.
Jim was a mentor and an inspiration to many.
He will surely be missed. By Hollywood and by everyone who loved him as an actor.
His ‘8 Simple Rules’ co-stars and other celebrities tweeted about the loss of this legendary actor.
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
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
My❤️hurts. Such a gentle giant. His voice, always one of my favorite things. I miss u grandpa. Grateful u r at peace. pic.twitter.com/uoLmY3AGVn
— amy davidson (@Amy_Davidson) July 20, 2014
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 20, 2014