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'Searching For Sugarman' Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies At 36

Tuesday, May 13, 2014





The AP is reporting that "Searching for Sugarman" director Malik Bendjelloul has died.



The Oscar winning documentary "Searching for Sugarman" told the story of Detroit's Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit musician who fell into obscurity in America but was hugely popular in South Africa.

Here's an interview with Bendjelloul from last year. He says the Rodriguez story was the best story he had heard in his life, and had to tell it. Check out that interview here: