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Famous American Film Maker Found Dead

Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker and creator of the groundbreaking film “Super Size Me,” has died at the age of 53.
Spurlock passed away on May 23, 2024, due to complications from cancer.
His family confirmed the news to Variety, sparking an outpouring of grief and tributes from fans and colleagues alike.
Spurlock rose to national prominence in the early aughts with his 2004 documentary “Super Size Me,” which chronicled the psychological and physiological effects he suffered after eating McDonald’s for every meal—three times a day for 30 days.
The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award, grossed more than $22 million on a $65,000
Fox News reported:

‘Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian behind the Academy Award-nominated “Super Size Me,” has passed away due to complications from cancer. He died Thursday in New York.

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

Spurlock was 53.

A native West Virginian, Spurlock made waves in 2004 with “Super Size Me,” when he ate nothing but McDonald’s for a month. The documentary, innovative and jarring, showed how Spurlock’s physical and mental health changed over the course of 30 days.

It took Spurlock 14 months to lose the weight he had gained during the experiment.

In 2017, “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” was slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, but it was shelved at the height of the #MeToo movement when Spurlock came forward to detail his own history of sexual misconduct.

Spurlock admitted to having settled a sexual harassment case with a female assistant and revealed that he was accused of rape in college. He also disclosed that he had cheated on numerous partners. “I am part of the problem,” he wrote.

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

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