Saying Goodbye To A Legendary Actor
As if Monday's aren't tough enough, we received sad news of the passing of well known actor Ronald Lee Ermey. Many of us knew him as " Gunnery Sgt. Hartman" from the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket. Ermey passed away Sunday at the age of 74.
I absolutely loved his role in Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick, but did you know what else he was well known for? If you're a fan of the Toy Story movies, you'll probably recognize him as the voice of Sarge, the little green army man. Ermey, who served in the U.S Marines for 11 years, Played many roles as a military and law-enforcement figure. Some other films include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake franchise, where he played Sheriff Hoyt, as well as the police captain in Se7en from back in 1995.
We learned from his manager, Bill Rogin, via social media, that Ermey died from complications of pneumonia. Bill Rogin also had this to say;
"It is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform," Rogin wrote. "He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever..."Please support your men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed."
Our thoughts and prayers to The family and friends of R. Lee Ermey. You will be missed! To learn more about Ronald Lee Ermey and his life, Click Here!