James Garner (with Gena Rowlands) in 'The Notebook'

James Garner (1928 - 2014)

Film Deaths

  • The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) [Congressman Jeff Johnson]: Dies of a heart attack while having sex with a young woman in his office. (Thanks to Mac)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001; animated) [Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke]: Shattered into fragments by an air balloon propeller after being transformed into a crystallised monster during a fight with "Milo" (voice of Michael J. Fox.)
  • The Notebook (2004) [Duke]: Dies (off-screen) in his sleep at the nursing home a short time after having a heart attack; his body is shown afterwards when Starletta DuPois enters and discovers that James and Gena Rowlands have both died in their sleep while holding hands. (Thanks to Libby)
  • The Ultimate Gift (2006) [Red Stevens]: Dies (off-screen) of unspecified natural causes, shortly before the start of the movie; he only appears in videotaped messages that Drew Fuller watches periodically throughout the movie.
  • DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010; animated) [Shazam]: Crushed to death in a cave-in when his mystical throne room collapses, after he bestows his super-powers to Billy Batson (Zach Callison). (This short film is also available as part of the compilaton DVD DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection.)

TV Deaths

  • Heartsounds (1984; TV movie) [Harold Lear]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart condition. (Thanks to Mac)

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