I know I could Google the answer but I guess I'll just live in suspense for awhile.
He is alive but not doing so well. Had a very bad stroke several years ago. According to wiki.
Ignore r1, OP. Garner's still around.
He sends his best ..... FROM BEYOND!!!!!
His book is pretty good. The only thing I didn't like was that he'd played golf in some celebrity tournaments and he absolutely HATES Bill Murray. Apparently Murray was being a total dick tho. I wonder if it happened back in his cocaine days? Also, James smokes pot nearly every day. I thought that was pretty cool of him to admit that. He also had some harrowing stories about the Korean War (and how stupid it was) just a great guy with a great ass.