Report: Director Bendjelloul committed suicide
A Dec. 18, 2012 photo from files showing Swedish Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. Police in Sweden say the film director behind the Oscar-awarded music documentary “Searching for Sugarman,” Malik Bendjelloul died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. He was 36. Police spokeswoman Pia Glenvik said Bendjelloul died in Stockholm late Tuesday, but wouldn’t specify the cause of death. She said no crime is suspected in relation to the Swedish film maker’s death. Anders Wiklund/TT
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:09 am
STOCKHOLM — Malik Bendjelloul, director of the acclaimed Searching for Sugar Man documentary, was widely known for his enthusiasm, kindness and high spirits — so the news Wednesday that he had taken his own life shocked colleagues around the world.
Bendjelloul’s brother Johar Bendjelloul told Swedish daily Aftonbladet that his 36-year-old younger brother committed suicide Tuesday after struggling with depression for a short period.
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