By Agence France-Presse
US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, greatest identified for his position as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died, his supervisor stated Sunday. He was 74.
Manager Bill Rogin stated the Golden Globe nominee Ermey died from problems of pneumonia.
“It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) handed away this morning from problems of pneumonia,” he stated in a press release on Twitter.
“He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed,” he wrote, referencing the motto of the United States Marines Corps, through which Ermey served from 1961 to 1971 when he was medically discharged.
Born in Emporia, Kansas in 1944, Ermey bagged his first performing position whereas learning drama at the University of Manila within the Philippines, touchdown a component as a helicopter in “Apocalypse Now” (1979). He went on to seem in some 60 movies, usually in military-related roles.
Ermey additionally lent his voice to the likes of the “Toy Story” movies because the gung ho plastic soldier Sarge, and “The Simpsons.”
A board member of the highly effective National Rifle Association, Ermey additionally hosted weapons-related TV exhibits such because the History Channel’s “Lock n’ Load with R. Lee Ermey” and “GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey” on the Outdoor Channel.