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Malik Bendjelloul, Director of Oscar Winning 'Searching for Sugarman' Dead at 36 - Brother Confirms Suicide

Malik Bendjelloul, who’s film Searching for Sugarman won an Oscar last year, has committed suicide at the age of 36, the AP reports.

The 36-year-old Swedish director passed away on Tuesday (May 13), his brother Johar Bendjelloul confirmed, in a suicide.

“Life is not always simple,” Johar said of his younger brother’s death. “I don’t know how to handle it. I don’t know.”

Johar also confirmed that his brother had suffered from depression for a short period of time.

Our thoughts are with Malik‘s family and loved ones during this time.

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