Victor Morton at the Washington Times offers a piece on the passing of R. Lee Ermey.
The Marine who became immortalized by playing a brutal drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” has died.
R. Lee Ermey was 74.
“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,” his manager Bill Rogin said in a statement posted to Mr. Ermey’s official Twitter account.
“He will be greatly missed by all of us,” Mr. Rogin wrote. “Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.”
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Note: Although not mentioned in the piece, Mr. Ermey first played a Marine drill instructor in The Boys in Company C.