Super Size Me director dies.  Morgan Spurlock was 53 years old

The family confirmed the sad news: the director Morgan Spurlock He died on Thursday, May 23, as a result of complications from cancer. The author of the famous documentary was 53 years old.

“Super size me” It is a documentary production that was nominated for an Academy Award. Morgan Spurlock decided to attack fast food culture. During the 30 days of the “experiment,” Spurlock gained 12 kilograms, his blood cholesterol level rose several times, and he began to complain of various ailments, from headaches to decreased sexual desire.

The idea to produce the film came to Spurlock during Thanksgiving 2002. Then he saw a news report about two young women from New York who had filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s, accusing the restaurant of making them fat.

“If that were the case, I thought the hamburger shouldn’t hurt me, even if I eat it every day,” the manager said.

In the film, Spurlock talks to nutritionists, doctors, people involved in promoting a healthy lifestyle and ordinary patrons of fast food restaurants. For his courageous documentary, Spurlock received, among other things: the Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

After the premiere of “Super Size Me”, Spurlock continued to make more documentaries, producing and co-creating more than 70 films and documentary series, including: “Where’s Osama Bin Laden?” His career ended in 2017 when he admitted to being “part of the problem” during the media frenzy caused by the #metoo movement.

“It was a sad day as we said 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 unique man. I am so proud to work with him.” One of the director’s brothers wrote.

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