DEAD: ON THIS DATE
R. Lee Ermey (aged 74)
American actor and former United States Marine Corps drill instructor
Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018) was an American actor, voice actor and Marine corpsdrill instructor. He achieved fame when he played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Awardnomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ermey was also a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant.
DEATH: Ermey died at a hospital in Santa Monica, Californiafrom complications related to pneumonia on the morning of April 15, 2018. He was 74 years old.His funeral was held in Arlington National Cemeteryon Friday, January 18, 2019 where his ashes are buried.