(AP) -- "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files." ___ Garner was "a hell of a driver. He truly was a 'man's man.' Jim was a friend, and when he came to Indianapolis as a spectator and pace car driver we obviously welcomed him with open arms." - Parnelli Jones, two-time Indy 500 winner. ___ "My heart just broke. There are few people on this planet I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner. I cherish every moment I spent with him and relive them over and over in my head. He was a diamond." - Sally Field, who starred with Garner in the 1985 film "Murphy's Romance." ___ "R.I.P James Garner. Such a lovely man"- Gary Sinise, who appeared with Garner in the 1989 TV film "My Name is Bill W." (Twitter) ___ "So sad to hear that James Garner has gone. A real part of my childhood Rockford and the Maverick especially" - actor-comedian Stephen Fry (Twitter) ___ "Away from home; can't sleep. Now sad to read my dear friend & costar James Garner passed. RIP sweet Jim Rockford" - Marlee Matlin, who appeared with Garner in the 1997 TV film "Dead Silence" (Twitter) Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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