'Full Metal Jacket' actor & Emporia-native R. Lee Ermey dead at 74

Vietnam veteran and character actor R. Lee �Gunny� Ermey joined 700 Veterans, 12 riding Victory Motorcycles and a 5-ton truck as part of the IAVA/Victory Motorcycles presence at America�s Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in New York. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Victory Motorcycles have created �The Road Home� campaign where $500 is donated to IAVA for each Victory Motorcycle sold. (Charles Sykes/ AP Images for IAVA and Victory Motorcycles)
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(KWCH) Golden Globe-nominated actor Ronald Lee Ermey has died at 74-years-old.

In a statement posted on Twitter Sunday, longtime manager Bill Rogin said he passed away Sunday morning from complications of pneumonia.

"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."

The Emporia, Kansas native served in the Marine Corps as a staff sergeant and spent 14 months in Vietnam.

Ermey is known for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.