Family of director Malik Bendjelloul say he took his own life following depression

Malik Bendjelloul, director of the Oscar winning music documentary Searching For Sugar Man, which tracked the re-discovery of enigmatic musician Sixto Rodriguez, was found dead earlier this week. Recently his brother made a statement to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that the director killed himself following a bout of depression.

Sad news indeed. The film itself is intriguing and uplifting, I recommend you see it if you haven't yet, though it now stands as a marker to a talent we will not see further develop .


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