Morgan Spurlock, ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker, dies at 53 : NPR

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has died.

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has died. He was greatest identified for null, an creative 2004 documentary concerning the quick meals business for which he consumed solely McDonald’s quick meals for a month. The movie was a large success and would earn greater than $20 million within the world field workplace. 

Spurlock died Thursday, Could 23, in New York of problems from most cancers, in line with a press release despatched by David Magdael, a publicist. He was 53 years outdated. 

Spurlock’s brother, Craig, was quoted within the assertion.

“It was a tragic day, as we stated goodbye to my brother Morgan,” he stated. “Morgan gave a lot by his artwork, concepts, and generosity. The world has misplaced a real artistic genius and a particular man. I’m so proud to have labored along with him.”

Spurlock would produce and direct almost 70 movie and TV exhibits, all of them documentaries. They included null, concerning the U.S. warfare in Afghanistan and null, a meta film about advertising a film.

In 2017, in the course of the #MeToo period, Spurlock null through which he known as himself “a part of the issue.”

He talked a couple of sexual episode in school that his feminine accomplice had skilled as nonconsensual, which Spurlock stated he discovered complicated. “Then there was the time I settled a sexual harassment allegation at my workplace,” he wrote concerning the incident, which he stated occurred round 2011. “And it wasn’t a gropy feely harassment. It was verbal, and it was simply as dangerous. I’d name my feminine assistant “scorching pants” or “intercourse pants” once I was yelling to her from the opposite facet of the workplace. One thing I believed was humorous on the time, however then realized I had fully demeaned and belittled her to a spot of non-existence.”

On account of the letter, Spurlock resigned from his manufacturing firm, and each YouTube and Sundance determined in opposition to displaying his documentary concerning the company takeover of household farms, known as Tremendous Dimension Me 2: Holy Hen. The film was ultimately launched, and null to Enterprise Insider in 2019, however his IMDB web page doesn’t present any initiatives he produced after 2017.