Supersize Me Director Morgan Spurlock, Dead At 54

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(CelebrityAccess) — Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmmaker greatest identified for his Oscar-nominated 2004 movie “Tremendous Measurement Me,” died on Thursday. He was 53.

His brother, Craig Spurlock, advised the New York Instances that the reason for dying was problems of an unspecified most cancers.

A local of West Virginia, Spurlock attended New York College’s Tisch Faculty of the Arts, graduating with a BFA and launched a profitable profession as a playwright, successful awards for his play, The Phoenix at each the Fringe Competition and the Route 66 American Playwriting Competitors in 2000.

In 2004, Spurlock launched the documentary “Tremendous Measurement Me” which particulars an experiment by which he eats three meals from the quick meals restaurant McDonalds each day for a month whereas curbing train to match what he claimed was the common American life-style.

Through the course of the documentary experiment, Spurlock claimed to have gained 25 kilos and suffered melancholy and points together with his liver. Nevertheless, the validity of the experiment chronicled within the documentary has subsequently been known as into query resulting from an absence of documentation of the outcomes and different, unrevealed components that included Spurlock’s alleged alcohol use.

Spurlock’s different documentaries embrace The place within the World Is Osama Bin Laden?, which debuted in 2008 and explored America’s Struggle On Terror, and The Best Film Ever Offered, a movie on the perils of product placement.

Spurlock hosted and produced the CNN sequence Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, which ran on the information channel for 3 years between 2013 and 2016. Spurlock additionally hosted 30 Days, a tv sequence that featured Spurlock or one other individual immersing themselves in a special life-style or expertise for 30 days. Episodes included Spurlock and his fiancée residing on minimal wage for 30 days, or a religious Christian residing with a Muslim household. The sequence ran for 3 seasons on FX earlier than it was canceled in 2008.

In 2017, Spurlock posted a weblog put up by which he admitted to a previous of sexual misconduct that included dishonest on previous romantic companions, and sexual harassment and that he had been accused of sexual assault whereas in school. Following the publication of the weblog put up, Spurlock stepped down from his place at Warrior Poets, the documentary movie firm he launched in 2004.