'Super Size Me' Director Dead at 53 After Severe Health Complications


A documentary filmmaker who changed how Americans view fast food has died.

Morgan Spurlock died on Thursday of complications from cancer, his family confirmed to Variety.

Spurlock is most known for creating the documentary “Super Size Me,” in which he consumed nothing but McDonald’s food for a full month.

The negative health effects suffered by Spurlock from the experiment have been credited for raising awareness about the negative effects of fast food.

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Craig Spurlock, the brother of the deceased, mourned him in a statement provided to Variety.

“It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my brother Morgan,” Craig wrote.

He added: “Morgan gave so much through his art, ideas and generosity.”

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“Today the world has lost a true creative genius and a special man,” Craig said. “I am so proud to have worked together with him.”

The filmmaker had begun chemotherapy treatment earlier this year, according to Deadline.

Admirers of Spurlock mourned his death at a premature age.

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McDonald’s discontinued its “Super Size” menu option after Spurlock released his 2004 documentary — a change many credit to the film’s impact.

Spurlock’s other film credits include “Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?” and “The Future of Food.”

The documentary filmmaker withdrew from public perception in the midst of the #MeToo movement in 2017, citing his own personal indiscretions, according to The New York Times.

Some skeptics of Spurlock’s signature project have questioned his food intake during the film’s production, as well as his own history of alcohol use contributing to his health decline post-documentary.

Spurlock is survived by his two children.

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