‘Super Size Me’ star Morgan Spurlock passes away at age 53

In 2004, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock rocked the fast food world with its introduction, ‘Super Size Me’.

Back then going viral was a distant thing. But THAT documentary went triple platinum in the health categories and made headlines globally! The movie is about a man named Morgan who only eats at McDonald’s for a month. His goal is to point out the “dangers” of a fast food diet.

Now, 20 years later, Morgan Spurlock has passed away. He was 53 years old, per Related press. According to a statement released by his family on Friday (May 24), Spurlock died on Thursday in New York due to complications from cancer.

Craig Spurlock, who worked with him on several projects, said in the statement: “It is a sad day as we say goodbye to my brother Morgan. “Morgan gave so much through his art, ideas and generosity. The world has lost a true creative genius and a special person. I am very proud to work with him.”

'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock passes away at age 53'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock passes away at age 53
Morgan Spurlock, director of the film “Super Size Me” in the 2004 Sundance Film Festival – Portrait of “Supersize Me” people in Park City, Utah, USA. (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage)

More about the life and career of the ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker

Following the release of his breakthrough ‘Super Size Me’, Morgan Spurlock turns the topic around with ‘Super Size Me 2″ Holy Chicken!’ The second film is an eye-opening look at an industry that processes nine billion animals a year in America.

Since his exposure to the fast food and chicken industries, many restaurants have shifted to emphasize freshness, artisanal methods, farm-to-table quality and ethically sourced ingredients. . However, according to AP, not much has changed in terms of nutrition.

“There’s been this huge shift and people are saying to me, ‘So is food healthier?’ And I said, ‘Well, the marketing is definitely there,'” Morgan told the AP in 2019.

Spurlock is a gonzo-like filmmaker who leans toward the bizarre and the ridiculous. His documentary style includes vibrant graphics and fun music. He blends his direct filming style with his own sense of humor and tragedy.

Rest in peace, Morgan!

Associated Press reporter Mark Kennedy contributed to this report.

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