Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock dies at 53

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Morgan Spurlock Died – Super Size Me showed Spurlock living on a McDonald’s diet for a whole month to see how it affected his health. This experiment sparked a big discussion and even got him nominated for an Oscar for best documentary.

Spurlock directed over 20 films, including “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden” in 2008 and the One Direction tour movie “This Is Us” in 2013. Unfortunately, he passed away due to cancer-related complications, as confirmed by his family through his publicist.

Spurlock’s brother and collaborator, Craig, expressed sadness at the loss of his brother Morgan, highlighting Morgan’s artistic contributions and generosity. In addition to directing Super Size Me, Spurlock was also the film’s main focus, consuming numerous Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets, and cola during the experiment. His weight increased by 25lb (11kg), and doctors warned him of health risks if he continued the 30-day challenge.

Throughout the film, Spurlock described feeling unwell and lacking energy, while medical professionals raised concerns about his blood pressure and cholesterol levels. The documentary raised important questions about the US food industry and suggested that healthier options could be available with the right policies in place.

Following the film’s release, McDonald’s defended its menu in response, calling Spurlock’s movie “unrealistic” and took out ads in British newspapers advocating for a balanced diet approach. As a result, McDonald’s discontinued its Super Size option that same year.

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