Oscar-winning music documentarist dies, aged 36

 

 

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Shocking news from Stockholm of the death of Malik Bendjelloul, director of Searching for Sugar Man, which won a 2013 first-timer’s Oscar. Malik was found dead. Stockholm police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Searching for Sugar Man traces the life of  Sixto Rodriguez, an impoverished American singer who, unawares, achieved celebrity status in South Africa. Bendjelloul, who came from Ystaad, also made TV documentaries about Elton John, Bjork and Kraftwerk.

Great loss.

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