Actor R. Lee Ermey of ‘Full Metal Jacket’ dies at 74

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Actor R. Lee Ermey passed away Sunday morning from pneumonia complications according to his longtime manager, Bill Rogin. Ermey was 74.

A statement by Rogin was posted to Ermey’s Facebook page Sunday evening confirming the news.

In the statement, Rogin said Ermey was, “a family man, and a kind and gentle soul.” Ermey’s role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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