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  1. gunnerk19's Avatar
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    Apr 15, 2018, 5:53 PM - RIP R. Lee Ermey #1

    Don't know exactly when he passed, and there is nothing on the internet to confirm this. However, the following is from Gunny's Facebook page and Bill Rogin, R Lee's manager.

    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:
    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. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people. And, 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. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.
    There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine."
    There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.
    Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.



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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:10 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #2

    RIP Gunny...
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:11 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #3

    Man watching Mail Call with my Army veteran grandfather is one of my earliest memories of our relationship. I didn't realize until much later that he was a well known character actor in his own right. Sad news
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:14 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #4

    Semper Fi Gunny
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:18 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #5

    His second career in movies enabled me to point at him and say, there, see. That's just how it is.

    Semper Fi, Gunny.
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:20 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #6

    Sad news



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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:21 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #7

    RIP, Gunny
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:23 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #8

    What a loss! I've always enjoyed R.Lee Ermey's work. He had such range, from drill instructor to his role in Saving Silverman. He lived a full life bringing joy to his fans!
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:34 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #9

    Rest in Peace.
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:42 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #10

    Rest his soul
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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:50 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #11

    Rest in peace, Gunny. I'll never forget your performances, and will always remember your war face. :*(


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    Apr 15, 2018, 6:58 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #12

    News was posted on his Facebook an hour ago and already has more than 23,000 replies. RIP Gunny
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    Apr 15, 2018, 7:13 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #13

    Damn. We've already lost too many great people this year. I think that regardless of his movie roles, I have even more respect for his service and his charity work for the troops.
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    Apr 15, 2018, 7:14 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #14

    I'm happy knowing he's blasting commies in Valhalla. Godspeed, Gunny.
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    Apr 15, 2018, 7:30 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #15

    So sad to her....Rest In Peace, Gunny
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    Apr 15, 2018, 7:50 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #16

    Rest in peace Gunny. I'm sure he's up there leading and training the devil dogs in heaven for the great battle to come.
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    Apr 15, 2018, 7:50 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #17

    Ermey was also a major spokesman for Glock firearms. And made videos to raise awareness about voting for gun owners.

    Most of it was comedic in nature and you can still find it all on youtube.
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    Apr 15, 2018, 8:06 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #18

    Frikkin' pneumonia... I have seen that word so often in the last few years of celebrity deaths. You'd think we'd be better at dealing with it by now...
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    Apr 15, 2018, 9:19 PM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #19

    What a shame he's gone. He was one of a kind!
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    Apr 16, 2018, 1:53 AM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #20

    Shocked and saddened by this. That guy was great.
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    Apr 16, 2018, 3:47 AM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #21

    Rest in peace Gunny, Semper-Fi...Carry on......

    Rich
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    Apr 16, 2018, 6:34 AM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #22

    He was always great meeting the troop when he was filming on base.

    Rip Gunny
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    Apr 16, 2018, 6:57 AM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #23

    Not exactly Mr. Versatility as an actor, but he was fun to watch, and if the role called for his type he was perfect. Relentless in FMJ and the perfect voice for the plastic soldier in Toy Story.

    Rest easy.

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    Apr 16, 2018, 7:00 AM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #24

    Inquisitor Peregrinus said: View Post
    Frikkin' pneumonia... I have seen that word so often in the last few years of celebrity deaths. You'd think we'd be better at dealing with it by now...
    Yeah it took my mom some years ago.

    I loved mail call. It may have been the start of my interest in firearms. I remember he used .45 rounds as ear plugs.
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    Apr 16, 2018, 9:44 AM - Re: RIP R. Lee Ermey #25

    RIP Gunny.

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