June 15, 2024

‘Super Size Me’ Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Dies at 53

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, best known for his Oscar-nominated film “Super Size Me,” in which he only ate at McDonald’s for a month to illustrate the dangers of a fast-food diet, has died.

Spurlock died Thursday  from complications of cancer, according to a statement issued Friday by his family.

“It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my brother Morgan,” Craig Spurlock said in the statement. “Morgan gave so much through his art, ideas, and generosity. The world has lost a true creative genius and a special man. I am so proud to have worked together with him.”

Spurlock made waves in 2004 with his Michael Moore-esqe film “Super Size Me,” which was nominated for an Academy Award. He went on the produce films such as “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope,” “One Direction: This Is Us,” The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?,” “Morgan Spurlock Presents Freedom! The Movie,” and Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!,” as well as TV series such as “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man” and “Take Down.”

He is survived by two sons – Laken and Kallen; his mother Phyllis Spurlock; father Ben; brothers Craig and Barry; and former spouses Alexandra Jamieson and Sara Bernstein, the mothers of his children.

Morgan Spurlock was 53.

 

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