Actor, US Marine R. Lee Ermey has died, manager says

R. Lee Ermey, Star of Full Metal Jacket, Dies at 74

Actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as a tough drill instructor in "Full Metal Jacket" has died at age 74, his manager announced Sunday.

Following his death at the weekend, a statement was released by his longtime manger, Bill Rogin.

It was Ermey's military experience and persona that landed him dozens of authority-figure roles over a almost 40-year film and television acting career.

Ermey was a staff sergeant in the marine corps in the 1960s and early 1970s, he served in Japan and Vietnam.

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He went on to pay tribute to the actor stating, "Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man". He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Ermey had been brought on as a technical consultant for the 1987 film, but he had his eyes on the role of the brutal gunnery sergeant and filmed his own audition tape of him yelling out insults while tennis balls flew at him.

However, he got his major break in the cinema when Stanley Kubrick cast him as the foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. "My demeanor happens to be a bit more authoritative and film directors, producers want to capitalize on that. He will be greatly missed by all of us", the tweet says. "There are many like it, but this one is mine, '" Rogin added. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Ermey had dramatic roles in other movies like Apocalypse Now, Leaving Las Vegas, Se7en and Dead Man Walking along with comedic roles in films like Saving Silverman. He voiced the animated character of Sarge in the movie Toy Story. His full name was Ronald Lee Ermey.

Ermey was born March 24, 1944, in Emporia, Kansas, and moved with his family to Toppenish, Washington, when he was 14, where he became a "troublemaker and a bit of a hell-raiser", according to the Civilian Marksmanship Program's online magazine.

Ermey is survived by his wife Nila of more than 40 years.

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