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R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket

R. Lee Ermey (1944 - 2018)

Film Deaths[]

  • Full Metal Jacket (1987) [Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]: Shot in the chest by Vincent D'Onofrio, who then commits suicide by shooting himself though the mouth, while Matthew Modine looks on in shock.
  • Mississippi Burning (1988) [Mayor Tilman]: Commits suicide by hanging himself in his basement.
  • The Rift (Endless Descent) (1990) [Captain Phillips]: Killed in an explosion when he destroys the submarine in order to kill the remaining mutant creatures after he starts turning into one of them.
  • The Terror Within II (1991) [Von Demming]: Mauled by Peter Koch
  • Body Snatchers (1993) [General Platt]: Crumbles to dust (off-screen) when one of the alien pods assumes his form. We don't actually see what happens to him, but it's eventually established that we're seeing an alien duplicate (though it's unclear precisely when the substitution occurred). The alien duplicate is burned to death when Billy Wirth fires missiles at the base.
  • Hexed (1993) [Detective Ferguson]: Killed by Claudia Christian.
  • The Fighter (1995) [Benedict]: Shot and killed in a fight with Olivier Gruner after he accidentally shoots James Brolin (Lee is unbilled for this role)
  • On Deadly Ground (1994) [Stone]: Blasted with his own shotgun by Steven Seagal, who then tosses him down a flight of stairs. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995) [Brother Brian]: Stabbed to death inside the training camp by Mark Rolston while Peter Simmons watches in horror. (Lee is unbilled for this role)
  • The Frighteners (1996) [Master Sergeant Hiles]: Playing the ghost/spirit of a military man, he died of unknown causes before the events of the film, likely having been killed during combat. He chastises Michael J. Fox for using the spirits of the dead in his schemes. His spirit is "killed" by Jake Busey who is disguised as the Grim Reaper when he splits his body in symmetric halves with a scythe and it is implied his soul ascended to Heaven, though he is not seen in the later scene.
  • Escape from Alaska (1999) [Gary]: Killed in an avalanche.
  • Life (1999) [Older Sheriff Pike]: Playing the older version of Ned Vaughn's character, he is shot repeatedly to death with a shotgun by Ned Beatty as Ermey pulls a gun to shoot Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. His body is later seen as Murphy retrieves his watch from Ermey’s pocket.
  • The Chaos Factor (2000) [Colonel Ben Wilder]: Killed in a plane crash/explosion when one of Fred Ward’s assassins, sabotages his plane.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) [Charlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt]: Run over repeatedly by Jessica Biel (as he shoots at her continuously) after she hotwires his patrol car. Though it is very heavily implied in a canon comic book released in 2006 that Hoyt survived, we don’t know for sure
  • Willard (2003) [Frank Martin]: Torn apart by an army of rats under the control of Crispin Glover after being trapped in a descending elevator. (See also Ernest Borgnine's death in the 1971 version.)
  • The Watch (2012) [Manfred]: Stomach ripped open by one of the aliens, his body is later seen when one of the aliens throws it at Ben Stiller.

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