Malik Bendjelloul

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Oscar-Winning Director Killed Himself, Says Brother

'Searching for Sugar Man' filmmaker reportedly suffered from depression

(Newser) - The sudden death of acclaimed director Malik Bendjelloul may be a case of suicide. Bendjelloul's brother has told a Swedish newspaper that the 36-year-old killed himself, explaining that he had struggled with depression for a short period of time. Bendjelloul was found dead in Stockholm yesterday. The filmmaker rose... More »

Oscar-Winning Director Dead at 36

Swede Malik Bendjelloul won for 'Searching for Sugar Man' documentary

(Newser) - Malik Bendjelloul, the acclaimed Swedish director behind the Oscar-winning music documentary Searching for Sugar Man , has died at age 36. Police say Bendjelloul died in Stockholm today, but wouldn't specify the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected. Searching for Sugar Man, which detailed the life and career... More »

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