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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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