Top News: Full Steel Jacket sergeant R Lee Ermey dies

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Actor and retired US Marine R Lee Ermey – finest recognized for his position as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Steel Jacket – has died, his supervisor has mentioned.

The 74-year-old died from pneumonia-related problems on Sunday morning, Invoice Rogin mentioned.

“It’s with deep disappointment that I remorse to tell you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) handed away this morning from problems of pneumonia,” Mr Rogin tweeted.

“He can be enormously missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed,” he added, referencing the motto of the US Marines Corps, by which Ermey served from 1961 to 1971 when he was medically discharged.

Born in Kansas in 1944, Ermey gained his first appearing position whereas learning drama on the College of Manila within the Philippines, touchdown an element as a helicopter pilot within the 1979 traditional Apocalypse Now.

He went on to seem in some 60 movies, usually in military-related roles, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his efficiency in Full Steel Jacket.

Ermey additionally voiced the little inexperienced military man Sarge within the Toy Story movies and hosted a number of weapons-related TV reveals together with the Historical past Channel’s Lock n’ Load With R Lee Ermey.

His supervisor mentioned that whereas his characters have been usually hard-nosed and principled, the actual Ermey was a household man and “a sort and delicate soul”.

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