Died American actor Ronald Lee Ermey, best known for the role of Sergeant Hartman in the movie Director Stanley Kubrick’s “full Metal jacket”.
About this in his Twitter wrote to his Manager bill Rogin.
Ronald Lee Ermey.
The artist died on 74-m to year of life.
“With sadness and regret to inform you that Ronald Lee Ermey died this morning from complications of pneumonia”, — stated in the message.
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.
Ronald Lee Ermey was born in 1944 in Emporia, Kansas. In 1961 he entered the military service in the marine corps of the United States. In the years 1965-1967 was an instructor for the drill. In 1968 went to war in Vietnam, where he served 1 year and 2 months. Was the reserve in 1972 for health reasons, because during the years of military service he received several wounds. Retired from service in the rank staff Sergeant.
His cinema debut was the role of the helicopter pilot that he played in the film “Apocalypse now.” Most popular does Ermey brought role in the film about the Vietnam war directed by Stanley Kubrick “full Metal jacket”, which premiered in 1987. Originally it was supposed to be playing a technical instructor, but the Director endorsed his candidacy for the role of Sergeant Hartman. Kubrick did Ermey to improvise and to make up dialogues. For the role of Sergeant he was awarded the “Golden globe” in the nomination “Best male role of the second plan”.
He was also one of the actors of the movie “Texas chainsaw massacre” was filmed in different TV shows. In recent years, was the leading two programs on the History Channel on weapons.