Celebs React to ‘Super Size Me’ Director Death

The leisure trade is mourning documentarian Morgan Spurlock.

Spurlock, finest identified for his Academy Award-nominated documentary Tremendous Measurement Me, by which he consumed quick meals for 30 days to spotlight its risks, died on Thursday on the age of 53 from most cancers.

“It was a tragic day, as we stated goodbye to my brother Morgan,” his brother Craig Spurlock stated in a household assertion. “Morgan gave a lot via his artwork, concepts and generosity. Right now the world has misplaced a real inventive genius and a particular man. I’m so proud to have labored along with him.”

After the information broke of Spurlock’s loss of life, The Simpsons author and govt producer Al Jean tweeted, “V v v unhappy to study of the passing of Morgan Spurlock. A really proficient, humorous and good man and a real buddy to The Simpsons. A terrific loss.”

And Alex Gibney remarked simply, “Devastated to listen to of the passing of my buddy and colleague, Morgan Spurlock. Requiescat in tempo.”

Fellow documentarian Brett Morgen, who made Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream and the Emmy-nominated Jane Goodall doc Jane, wrote, “Morgan Spurlock achieved what most artists solely dream: he truly modified the world along with his artwork. He was an incredible father, brother, buddy and one of the crucial essential and influential filmmakers of my time. My coronary heart breaks for his household and mates.”

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos remembered Spurlock in an Instagram story, writing partially, “Saddened to listen to concerning the passing of director and buddy Morgan Spurlock. At simply 53, he had a lot extra to do. He was an actual drive within the documentary world bringing broader audiences and elevating the profile of unbiased documentary movie.”

Screenwriter Kirsten Smith added, “RIP Morgan Spurlock. A superb filmmaker who was extremely form to this fuzzy screenwriter awkwardly bounding as much as him in public locations many occasions through the years to fangirl over his work. He was a real nationwide treasure.”

See extra of how the trade is remembering Spurlock under.

Hilary Lewis contributed to this report.