Hollywood veteran James Garner was killed by a massive heart attack, coroners have ruled.

The Rockford Files star passed away at his Los Angeles home on 19 July (14) and now officials have confirmed acute myocardial infarction was the cause of death.

Garner's death certificate, filed in the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Heath on Tuesday (29Jul14) and obtained by editors at Tmz.com, also reveals the 86 year old suffered from coronary artery disease.