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Originally published May 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM | Page modified May 14, 2014 at 6:02 AM

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'Searching for Sugar Man' director dies at 36

Police in Sweden say the film director behind the Oscar-awarded music documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul has died. He was 36.


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STOCKHOLM —

Police in Sweden say the film director behind the Oscar-awarded music documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul has died. He was 36.

Police spokeswoman Pia Glenvik said Bendjelloul died in Stockholm late Tuesday, but wouldn't specify the cause of death.

She said no crime is suspected in relation to the Swedish film maker's death.

"Searching for Sugar Man," which detailed the life and career of American singer Sixto Rodriguez, was awarded with the Oscar for best documentary in 2013.



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