Police have not released the cause of death of the award-winning filmmaker, but insist that no crime was involved.
Malik Benjelloul, who won an Academy-Award for directing the documentary 'Searching For Sugar Man,' has died aged 36.
The Swedish filmmaker reportedly passed away in Stockholm on late Tuesday evening (May 13th), according to the Associated Press.
Police spokeswoman Pia Glenvik, who confirmed the death, would not specify to what caused this tragedy, but did clarify that no crime took place.
Benjelloul was born and raised in his home nation and began a career in the film/television industry at a young age when acting in Swedish TV-series, 'Ebba and Didrik,' as a child in the 1990's.
He went on to enrol in Linnaeus University of Kalmar, which is located in the southern part of the country, to study Journalism. Upon graduation Malik worked as a reporter for the Swedish public service television company, SVT.
Bendjelloul decided to resign from this position to travel the globe, and it was on one of these trips when he got the idea for 'Searching for Sugar Man.'
The documentary depicted two South African fans, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, searching to find out if the rumoured death of American singer Sixto Rodriguez was true or false.
Rodriguez recorded two LPs during the 1970's, and despite receiving little success in the US, he was hugely popular in South Africa, but the notoriously reclusive recording artist had no idea.
Malik received an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary in 2013. The film also received honors from the Director's Guild of America, Producer's Guild of America, Writer's Guild of America, American Cinema Editors, plus many more.
The filmmaker died aged 36
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