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STOCKHOLM (SP) - The brother of Malik Bendjelloul has told a Swedish newspaper the acclaimed filmmaker behind the documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" committed suicide.

Johar Bendjelloul told Swedish daily Aftonbladet Wednesday that his younger brother had struggled depression for a short period of time.

Bendjelloul was found dead in Stockholm on Tuesday.

The filmmaker rose to international fame in 2013 when his debut feature film, "Searching for Sugar Man," won an Oscar for best documentary. The film tells the story of how Detroit-based singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, who had flopped in the United States, became a superstar in apartheid era South Africa without knowing about it.

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