R. Lee Ermey Passes

R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday morning, according to his longtime manager. He was 74.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia.

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R. Lee Ermey@RLeeErmey

Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin: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.

Matthew Modine@MatthewModine

Always faithful. Always loyal. Do not go gentle into that good night.Rage, rage against the dying of the light.RIP amigo. PVT. Joker @RLeeErmey @StanleyKubrick @vincentdonofrio @ViKu1111

Vincent D'Onofrio@vincentdonofrio

Ermey was the real deal. The knowledge of him passing brings  back wonderful memories of our time together. @RLeeErmey @StanleyKubrick @FMJDiary @MatthewModine @AdamBaldwin

8:51 PM - Apr 15, 2018