Actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for his iconic role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, has died. He was 74.
The news was announced by Ermey’s manager Bill Rogin via Ermey’s official Twitter account.
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) April 15, 2018