Aftonbladet (newspaper)

'Sugar Man' director Malik Bendjelloul reportedly committed suicide

'Sugar Man' director Malik Bendjelloul reportedly committed suicide

The death of Malik Bendjelloul, the Oscar-winning Swedish director of the music documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," was a suicide, his brother has said.

Johar Bendjelloul told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that his brother took his own life at age 36 after a struggle with depression.

"I can confirm that it was suicide and that he had been depressed for a short period of time," he said, adding, "Life is not always so easy … I don't know how to handle it."

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