R. Lee Ermey, a Golden Globe-nominated actor likely best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, passed away on Sunday morning from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. The sad piece of news was confirmed via Ermey official twitter account by his longtime manager, Bill Rogin, who wrote the following: “It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. “He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.” Ermey was a Marine himself for 11 years, having retired from the service in 1971. He was a staff sergeant who served in Vietnam and Okinawa, Japan and who was… Read entire story.
Source: The Hollywood Gossip