16 Apr '18, 5pm

One Great Marine: 'Full Metal Jacket' Actor R. Lee Ermey Dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," has died. Ermey's longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74. The Kanas native was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his memorable performance in "Full Metal Jacket," in which he immortalized lines such as: "What is your major malfunction?" His co-stars Matthew Modine and Vincent D'Onofrio tweeted their condolences Sunday evening. "#SemperFidelis Always faithful. Always loyal. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light," Modine wrote, quoting the Dylan Thomas poem. "RIP amigo. PVT. Joker." Vincent D'Onofrio added: "Ermey was the real deal. The knowledge of him passing brings back wonderful memo...

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