R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

Angelo Anderson
April 16, 2018

Mr. Ermey was 74 years old, according to Variety.

In a statement posted on Twitter Sunday, longtime manager Bill Rogin said he passed away Sunday morning from complications of pneumonia.

Ermey joined the Marine Corps at age 17 in 1961.

There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket.

R. Lee Ermey, a former U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant who used his military experience to earn the role of a foul-mouthed drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket", has died. "That's what he wanted most of all". The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. After that, he served as a technical advisor on Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, and had an uncredited role in the film. Please support your men and women in uniform.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his powerful performance in the movie.

He made dozens of other appearances in film and television, a number of them in military roles.

Ermey also lent his voice to video games - seeing him stars Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (as General Barnaky), as well as Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (as WaWa),.

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