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Director of Super Size Me, Dies at 53

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Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker known for his 2004 documentary Super Size Me, has died at the age of 53. Spurlock’s family stated he passed away from complications related to cancer.

Super Size Me gained widespread attention for Spurlock’s month-long diet of only McDonald’s food to examine its health effects. The documentary sparked a major debate about fast food, earning Spurlock an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary.

In Super Size Me, Spurlock gained 11 kg in one month and faced serious health risks, prompting McDonald’s to discontinue their Super Size option. Despite McDonald’s defense of their menu, the film raised important questions about the food industry and healthier alternatives.

Spurlock also created the CNN series Morgan Spurlock’s Inside Man and earned an Emmy nomination for The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!.

Spurlock’s impactful films and thought-provoking documentaries leave a lasting legacy in the world of filmmaking.

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