‘Super Size Me’ Star Morgan Spurlock Dead at 53

Morgan Spurlock, the star and director of the groundbreaking documentary “Super Size Me,” has died at just 53 years old.

The Academy Award-nominated documentarian died due to complications from cancer on Thursday in New York, his family revealed.

“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.”

A native West Virginian, Spurlock made waves in 2004 with “Super Size Me.”

As an experiment for the documentary, 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.

His next big project was in 2008, a film called “Where In the World is Osama bin Laden?”

Throughout the documentary, Spurlock tries to locate the now-deceased terrorist.

Additional projects include “One Direction: This Is Us” and the reality television show “30 Days,” which he executive produced and starred in.

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In 2017, “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” was slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

However, it was shelved at the height of the #MeToo movement.

At the time, Spurlock came forward to admit to his own history of sexual misconduct.

Spurlock admitted to having settled a sexual harassment case with a female assistant.

He also revealed that he was accused of rape in college.

Additionally, he also disclosed that he had cheated on numerous partners.

“I am part of the problem,” he wrote.

His career imploded after the confession.

The documentary ended up being released in 2019.

He got his start in the entertainment industry as a playwright, winning awards for his 1999 play “The Phoenix” at the New York Fringe Festival.

Before rising to fame, he also created and hosted the gonzo web series “Bet You Will.”

The show paid contestants to do outrageous tasks for money, such as eating a full jar of mayonnaise.

The show aired on both MTV and the now-defunct Spike.

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

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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