Celebrities paid tribute to James Garner on Twitter, who died at age of 86.
Celebrities paid tribute to James Garner on Twitter. Reuters

American film and television actor James Garner died of natural causes in Los Angeles at the age of 86.

Garner is survived by his wife, Lois Clarke, and two children, Gigi and Kimberly. The latter is Clarke's daughter from her first marriage.

Celebrities took to their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to the actor.

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

Away from home; can't sleep. Now sad to read my dear friend & costar James Garner passed. RIP sweet Jim Rockford. XX pic.twitter.com/WUHJ2ic59z

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) July 20, 2014

James Garner. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/1g8Yy4nxFa

— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) July 20, 2014

#JamesGarner as #JimRockford Loved him. Loved the car. Loved the show. pic.twitter.com/8dVyaZmJFS

— Don Lemon (@donlemon) 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

Very privileged to work with this incredibly talented actor early in my career. He will be loved and… http://t.co/jbFc7pTKos

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) 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

RIP James Garner - a wonderful actor. #GreatEscape #RockfordFiles #Maverick

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 20, 2014

RIP James Garner, whose Jim Rockford was a perfect introduction to...cool. (Really cool.) He'll be missed.

— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliott32) July 20, 2014

The Notebook star had received the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

"James Garner was the definition of the smooth, dashing leading man, but his talents were so much more than skin deep. He was a hard worker who dedicated himself wholly to whatever he set out to accomplish, whether it was serving his country or performing for the camera," SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard said in a statement.