Full Metal Jacket Actor R. Lee Ermey Passes Away At 74

Ermey also worked with Activision on a Call of Duty add-on.


Actor R. Lee Ermey, who is perhaps best known for his role as Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, has passed away from pneumonia complications. His manager shared the news of Ermey's death on Twitter today. He was 74.

Ermey served in the US Marines before becoming an actor. According to THR, Ermey served 14 months in Vietnam and did two tours in Okinawa. He retired from the service after 11 years. Ermey had a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, before landing a bigger role in Full Metal Jacket.

Ermey worked with Activision on the Drill Instructor Voice Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts in 2014. The $3 add-on swaps out the voice of the regular in-game alerts for Ermey's.

Ermey is also known for voicing the leader of the plastic Army soldiers in the Toy Story series, while he also had parts in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Se7en.

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