Legendary Ronald Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Actor, Dies At 74
Unfortunately, the legendary R. Lee Ermey died on Sunday morning. According to the information provided by his manager Bill Rogin, the actor passed away from pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Monica.
It is a big loss for the whole acting community. R. Lee Ermey was an incredibly talented actor, who got the Golden Globes nomination for his role of Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket”.
He is also known for many other films. For example, he played Sheriff Hoyt in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and was the voice of a green soldier Sarge in “Toy Story”.
Celebrities are paying tribute to the late actor, writing their memories and good things about R. Lee Ermey.
Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dana Delany, Donald Trump Jr., and many others wrote their words of tribute on their social media accounts.
#SemperFidelis Always faithful. Always loyal.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) 15 апреля 2018 г.
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) 16 апреля 2018 г.
Very sad to hear of R. Lee Ermey’s passing. A kind man and a good soldier who gave us actors credibility. Semper Fi. pic.twitter.com/suD1OUsXPm
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) 16 апреля 2018 г.
Well today we lost a legend and a great American. I am proud to have had R. Lee Ermey as a friend and shooting teammate. If you thought he was motivating in Full Metal Jacket you should have seen him on the firing line when points mattered. I’ll never forget those moments just not sure I can relay them fully here... just take my word for it LEGENDARY!!! (I wish I filmed his reaction to me bringing a pink gun to shoot in a match see pic 2. He was having none of my “it takes a real man to shoot a pink gun” line. I made it just for that response and he did not disappoint.) They unfortunately don’t make many like him these days. Thanks for your friendship sir. ???????????????????????? Rest In Peace Gunny!!! #gunny #ermey #rip #semperfi
Pneumonia took the life of this legendary actor. It is important to be aware of this disease and do everything possible to avoid risks.
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By the way, there are certain ways which can reduce the risk of pneumonia. They include getting pneumonia and flu vaccines, quitting smoking, strengthening your immune system with regular exercise, healthy diet, and adequate rest.
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