Star of Full Metal Jacket is dead at 74

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY CHRISTO­PHER BUCKTIN US Ed­i­tor

AMER­I­CAN ac­tor R. Lee Ermey, known for his Golden Globe-nom­i­nated role as an in­tim­i­dat­ing drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, has died.

His man­ager Bill Ro­gin said that the 74-year-old passed away on Sun­day due to com­pli­ca­tions from pneu­mo­nia.

He tweeted: “It is with deep sad­ness that I re­gret to in­form you all that R. Lee Ermey (‘The Gunny’) passed away this morn­ing.

“He will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Ermey served for 11 years as a marine, in­clud­ing 14 months in Viet­nam, be­fore he was dis­charged in 1972.

He then had a film ca­reer play­ing mil­i­tary men such as Sgt Hart­man in Full Metal Jacket.

EX-MARINE R. Lee Ermey

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