Morgan Spurlock dead: Super Size Me documentary maker dies aged 53 following cancer battle

Morgan Spurlock

Spurlock has died following a cancer battle

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 24/05/2024

- 15:24

Updated: 24/05/2024

- 16:18

Spurlock was behind the award-winning doc Super Size Me in 2003

Morgan Spurlock has died at the age of 53 following a battle with cancer, his family have confirmed.

The documentary maker was behind the award-winning Super Size Me in 2003.

"Morgan gave so much through his art, ideas, and generosity," his brother, Craig Spurlock, said in a statement.

According to ABC News, he continued: "The world has lost a true creative genius and a special man."

Released in 2004, Spurlock's documentary saw him consuming only Mcdonald's food for a 30-day period to show the fast food industry's corporate influence on poor nutrition.

By the end of the experiment, he had gained 25 pounds and suffered with depression as well as liver dysfunction.

Morgan Spurlock

Spurlock is best known for his 2004 documentary, Super Size Me


According to Variety, the critically acclaimed film grossed $22million at the global box office.

Following its release, McDonald's ended its "super size" option.

Another film Spurlock was behind was Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

In the year's since Super Size Me, the 53-year-old gained success with his company Warrior Poets, producing almost 70 documentaries on various subjects.

Morgan Spurlock

Spurlock has died following a cancer battle


Other notable films made by the company include The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and 30 Days, and he also directed the One Direction film, One Direction: This Is Us.

During the #MeToo movement in 2017, Spurlock admitted to being "part of the problem".

In a lengthy social media post, he admitted to having settled an allegation of sexual harassment from a former assistant, according to Varietry.

The publication reports Spurlock had also been accused of rape in college, and his social media post concluded his documentary career as he stepped down from Warrior Poets soon after.

Morgan Spurlock

Spurlock has died of cancer, his family have confirmed


Spurlock has two children, Laken and Kallen and is also survived by his parents and multiple other family members.

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