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'Searching for Sugarman' director dies at age 36

Bendjelloul won an Oscar in 2013 as a first-time filmmaker for "Searching for Sugarman." The film followed two South African journalists who set out to find what had become of Sixto Rodriguez, an American singer who was popular in South Africa who seemingly vanished without a trace. (AFP)

Malik Bendjelloul, the director of Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugarman," died today in the Stockholm area, police said. He was 36.

Stockholm police declined to provide any further details about Bendjelloul's death.

"What I can say is that there are no suspicions any crime was involved,' Stockholm police duty officer Pia Glenvik said.

Bendjelloul won an Oscar in 2013 as a first-time filmmaker for "Searching for Sugarman." The film followed two South African journalists who set out to find what had become of Sixto Rodriguez, an American singer who was popular in South Africa who seemingly vanished without a trace.

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