Super Size Me documentary maker Morgan Spurlock dies at 53

Documentary maker Morgan Spurlock has died. The 53-year-old died after a battle with cancer, reports the Mirror.

He was best known for the film Super Size Me where he ate only food from McDonalds for 30 days as he investigated the harm fast food can do to the human body. His brother Craig Spurlock confirmed the news to the New York Post. "It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my brother Morgan," he said.

"Morgan gave so much through his art, ideas and generosity. Today the world has lost a true creative genius and a special man. I am so proud to have worked together with him," he told the outlet.

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Before Super Size Me made him famous, Spurlock grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia and went on to graduate from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1993. He was a playwright at first, winning awards at the New York Fringe Festival for his play The Phoenix in 1999.

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