R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of movie fans as the tough sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” passed away Sunday morning, his longtime manager announced. He was 74.
In a statement posted via Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia.
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. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb
— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) 15 April 2018